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Fighting Cocks open league play with win

CCHS junior guard Hunter Suggs looks to pass as he drives through the lane in Tuesday night's District 2-AAA win at Morristown East High School.
Published: 4:27 PM, 12/06/2012 Last updated: 4:30 PM, 12/06/2012

Author: Seth Butler
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

MORRISTOWN-Life on the road in District 2-AAA is never easy.

That's why after winning only five of their last 14 road games, Cocke County coach Ray Evans considered Tuesday night's 65-57 win over Morristown East a huge early season victory.

"Any win on the road in the conference is huge," Evans said. "It's a good way to start the season.

"It's just big to win any game on the road in this conference and I'm not sure if we did it at all last year," Evans said.

Cocke County opened up several big leads early in the game, including by as many as 28-22 with 2:09 to play before halftime, but each time saw the Hurricanes battle back into contention.

Despite leading by that six-point margin, CCHS senior Kyle Green had to nail a three-point buzzer
beater just to give the Fighting Cocks a 32-30 halftime edge.

"We still had lapses," Evans said. "Every time we'd get up by nine points or so, we kind of just took a few minutes off and would let them right back in (the game).

"We played well in spurts, but we've still got a lot of work to do," Evans said.

For the full story, see the December 6 edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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