Saturday, January 12, 2013
(Last modified: 2013-01-12 00:15:39)
Author: Seth Butler
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

KNOXVILLE—The Cocke County High School Lady Red maintained a tie for first place in District 2-AAA by pulling away in the second half for a road win at South Doyle High School on Friday night.

Cocke County, leading only by a nine-point margin at halftime, slowly pulled away from the Lady Cherokees to take a 53-39 victory. Allison Ball led Cocke County with a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds to go along with five steals in the victory.

The win, coupled with a 39-38 Sevier County win over Seymour, puts the Lady Red in a two-way tie for first place with Morristown West High School. Those two teams play next Friday night in Newport. Before that first place showdown, CCHS visits Cherokee on Tuesday night (6:30 p.m.)

“We made some minor adjustments at halftime,” Cocke County coach Jeremy Byrd said of the difference in the first half and the second half. “We were a little undisciplined in the first half - I thought our effort was good - we were just a little undisciplined and in the wrong places.

“We fixed that and caused a few more turnovers that helped us to extend the lead,” Byrd said.

For the full story, see the January 12-13 weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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