©2012 NPT PHOTO BY SETH BUTLER
Fighting Cocks junior Dylan Dockery drives down the sideline in Thursday night's loss to Greeneville. Dockery had a game-high 21 points in the game.
|Published: 6:58 PM, 11/16/2012
||Last updated: 7:02 PM, 11/16/2012
Author: Seth Butler
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Trailing by eight points at the outset of the fourth
quarter, and Cocke County looking impressive on offense, Greeneville High School had other ideas for
the final eight minutes.
The Devils outscored Cocke County 22-11 over the span of the
fourth quarter, as they capitalized on Fighting Cocks turnovers en route to a 65-62 comeback
victory over their former District 2-AAA rival.
Veteran Cocke County coach Ray Evans said
that the loss will be tough to stomach for his young club, though it may pay dividends later in
"You hate to jump out on a team like that and let the game slip away," Evans
said. "With the youth we have, I hope it was a learning experience for them, because it should
"If they learn from this and get better, I think we will be better for it in the long
run," Evans said.
The Devils (1-0) forced five fourth quarter turnovers, which gave them seven
crucial points that enabled them to close the gap and eventually prevail to the road
"Ball pressure is something we really emphasize in practice," Devils' coach Brad Woolsey
said after the win. "We had guys getting their hands in the passing lane.
"It wasn't just
one or two guys either, it was just a complete team effort," Woolsey said.
For the full story, see the November 17-18 Weekend Edition of the Newport Plain Talk.
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