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Lady Highlanders use second half run to win

CCHS senior guard Jordan Ray fights through traffic through the lane in the second half of the Lady Red's 55-37 loss to Gatlinburg on Tuesday night.
Published: 2:58 PM, 11/29/2012 Last updated: 3:00 PM, 11/29/2012

Author: Caleb Chrisman
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-A huge second half helped propel Gatlinburg-Pittman to a 55-37 win over the Cocke County Lady Red on Tuesday.

After a sluggish first half of offensive basketball for both teams, the Lady Highlanders made terrific adjustments at the half and rolled to an easy win.

A 9-0 run to begin the third and a 15-0 run to start the final quarter certainly made things difficult for the Lady Red.

"I just don't feel like we were ready to play," Lady Red head coach Jeremy Byrd said.

"Disappointment is an understatement of what I'm feeling right now.  Maybe it's my fault that I didn't have them ready to play, but I just did the same things I've done before every game and the previous games I felt like we were ready."

"The runs that they went on, we just absolutely had no answer. They had a stranglehold on us and they never relinquished it. We never could break that stranglehold," Byrd said.

For the full story, see the November 29 edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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