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Chiefs win dog fight on the road, 77-58.

Published: 12:15 PM, 12/18/2012 Last updated: 12:21 PM, 12/18/2012
 

Author: Brandon Keys
Source: The Monroe County Advocate

  "I didn't expect this kind of fight when we came here tonight,"said Sequoyah head coach Daniel Curtis of his team's 77-58 win. The fight he was referring too, did not take place between the two teams, and really there was no fight. Just a good ole' Monroe County rivalry.
Some people were tossed out, other's kept screaming
as this game was close until the end. If not for a stellar first quarter of play the Chiefs could have lost this game easily.

It looked as though the Chiefs would run away with the game early on. "They put good ball pressure on us in the first quarter. We just had too many turnovers early on," said coach Shillings. The Chiefs hit eight 3-pointers in the first eight minutes to take a 32-19 lead into the second quarter. Andrew Millsaps had 8 of his 19 in that period.
The Wildcats mounted a furious comeback, led by Brandon Clark and his game high 25 points. With Clark's aggressive play and Sequoyah's poor shooting,
the game was just a 6 point difference at the half, 38-32.

In the third after the Wildcats took a 3 point lead, Sequoyah started their own comeback. "Taylor Hawkins was big for us tonight. He made the difference
in the second half, rebounding and scoring in the paint when he needed to," said Curtis
Hawkins netted 20 for the game and the Chiefs never looked back after the third quarter. "The Chiefs just defended the perimeter well. We had no shots from out there. They just shut us down," said Shillings. The Wildcats made one last run but Sequoyah closed the door to win 77-58.

Brett King returned to score 10 points, while Brayden Stickland added 8. Seth Schaffer scored 8 and Shon Stevens netted 7 points. J.J Harmon scored 5, and Casey Denham had 2 steals late in the fourth.
Tyler Albright scored in double figures for the Wildcats. Nic Wicker had 8 points and Tyler Watson netted 7. Seth Battle finished with 6 points and Matt Spencer added 2 to round out the scoring.


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