©2013 NPT PHOTO BY SETH BUTLER
CCHS senior Alison Atha looks for her shot in the first half of Tuesday night’s game at Cherokee High School. The Lady Red clinched the top seed in next week’s District 2-AAA tournament with the win.
|Published: 2:15 AM, 02/07/2013
||Last updated: 10:14 AM, 02/07/2013
Author: Seth Butler
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
ROGERSVILLE-Despite being handed a number of adverse situations
on Tuesday night, the Cocke County High School Lady Red prevailed to move within one game of
Cocke County overcame a slow tempo and an imposing front line of the
Cherokee Lady Chiefs to take a 41-29 win in District 2-AAA play. The victory clinched the top seed
in next week’s District 2-AAA tournament for the Lady Red and clinched a share of first place in
"I'm very proud of the girls," CCHS coach Jeremy Byrd said. "They've worked
hard and I think they've earned it.
"We have won close game after close game," Byrd said.
"I'm real proud of what we've been able to accomplish thus far."
However, Byrd wants no
question in the final league standings. The first-year CCHS coach wants a regular season
championship for his team.
Cocke County (17-9, 12-1) can take outright first place in the
district with a victory over last place South Doyle on Friday night. That result would give CCHS
its first regular season District 2-AAA title since 1987.
"We want to win, we're going to
come out and play hard," Byrd said. "We can play relaxed knowing that everything is taken care of
as far as seeding goes, but we don't want any questions or to be tied with Morristown
"We want (the championship) outright, so we know for ourselves and everyone else
knows," Byrd said.
For the full story, see the February 7th edition of the Newport Plain
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