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CCHS earns district sweep over Morristown East

CCHS junior guard Hunter Suggs passes around the defense of a Morristown East defender on the baseline in the opening half on Tuesday night.
Published: 12:14 AM, 01/10/2013 Last updated: 10:22 AM, 01/10/2013

Author: Seth Butler
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Even on an off night, the Cocke County High School Fighting Cocks found a way to victory on Tuesday.

Senior Jacob White tossed in 29 points and the Fighting Cocks came back from as many as 12 down to topple Morristown East by a 60-51 score in District 2-AAA play.

In the evening's earlier game, the Lady Red remained in a three-way tie for first place with a 51-33 win over the Lady Hurricanes.

CCHS, which improved to a game over .500 in the district, rallied from down four points entering the final period and outscored the Hurricanes by 13 points over the game's final eight minutes to take the victory. It was a game in which not much went right for the Fighting Cocks until the final quarter.

“That was one of the ugliest wins I've ever been a part of,” Cocke County coach Ray Evans said. “We kind of started off bad and slow, but any win is a good win.

“Morristown East shows up to play tonight and I'm not sure how serious we were taking the game for two and a half to three quarters, but they finally got it together in the fourth and we were able to pull it out,” Evans said. “We all finally stepped up in the fourth quarter and pushed them down a little bit and played better defensively.”

For the full story, see the January 10th edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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