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Working overtime: Three prep teams win on Tuesday night

Published: 11:51 PM, 12/10/2013 Last updated: 11:57 PM, 12/10/2013

Source: The Newport Plain Talk

Three local high school teams picked up wins in important games on Tuesday evening.

Some of them had to work overtime to do so.

The Cosby Eagles picked up the night's biggest win, going on the road to knock off the Pigeon Forge Tigers by a 71-69 margin in overtime. Cosby had to rally from 10 points down in the fourth quarter to force overtime.

The Eagles drained 12 3-pointers and went 14-of-17 from the free-throw line in the win, including a perfect 10-of-10 at the line, in knocking off their rivals.

Cosby improved to 4-7 on the year, while the Tigers fell a game below .500, at 5-6.

In the girls game at Pigeon Forge, the Lady Tigers were able to survive and hold off the Lady Eagles by a 51-46 overtime loss. The Lady Eagles, who split with Pigeon Forge last season, fell to 6-4 on the season, while the Lady Tigers improved their record to 7-1.

In Rogersville, Cocke County High School's teams picked up a pair of District 2-AAA wins over Cherokee High School.

The Fighting Cocks erased an eight-point deficit entering the fourth quarter to earn a 59-57 overtime victory over the Chiefs. The win was Cocke County's first at Cherokee since December 14, 2007 and only their third in the past 12 trips.

Cocke County needed a Christopher Huff 3-pointer in the final minute of regulation to tie game and then scored the first six points of overtime to establish an advantage in the extra period.

The Fighting Cocks improved to 7-3 overall and 2-1 in the district, while Cherokee is now 3-8 and 0-3 in the league.

In the girls game, the Lady Red rebounded from their first regular season district loss in a year with a dominating effort against the Lady Chiefs. The Lady Red turned a 7-3 early lead into a 27-8 halftime advantage on their way to a win.

Cocke County is now 7-4 overall and 2-1 in the district, while the Lady Chiefs fell to 1-10 overall and 0-3 in district play.

Both high schools return to play on Friday night with home games. Cosby High School hosts Clinch in District 2-A play, where the school will celebrate homecoming. The Fighting Cocks and Lady Red will host Morristown West High School in District 2-AAA play.

Both games begin at 6:30 p.m.

For a full recap of Tuesday night's games, read the Thursday - December 12 edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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