Photo by Kevin Fritts, Fritts Photography
Robert Vandervort takes a shot during Thursday's win against Oliver Springs.
|Published: 9:46 AM, 11/21/2012
Author: Kevin Fritts
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
The Lady Bears and Bears took the court
Thursday night versus the Bobcats of Oliver Springs. The Lady Bears
took the court first in hopes of winning their second game of the
season, but fell just short to the Lady Bobcats 67-62 in a hard
fought game. The game would stay close the whole way.
Oliver Springs took a nine-point lead
into the fourth quarter.The Lady Bears would cut the lead down to
three 65-62 with 30 seconds left in the game. The Lady Bears would
get one more shot, but would come up short and the Lady Bobcats would
hit two free throws to seal the deal 67-62.
Leading the Lady Bears in scoring were
Brayden Garren and McKinley Dalton with 15 points a piece. Leading
the way for the Lady Bobcats was sophomore Emily Griffith who poured
in 23 pointts.
In the second game, the Bears took the
court and would get their second win of the young season with a 58-53
win over the Bobcats.
The boys' game was tight the whole
way as well. Oliver Springs led at the half 29-22. The Bobcats would
take their biggest lead 31-22 early in the third quarter and the
Bears would claw their way back and only trail by two heading to the
fourth session. The Bears would tie the game at 47, then took the
lead and never looked back. A late technical foul on Oliver Springs
and two key free throws by Devin Collier would seal the deal for the
The Bears would be lead in scoring by
Collier with 18 points, Tyler Peeler with 12 points and Robert
Vandervort had 11 points. The Bears and Lady Bears will host Meigs
County Nov. 20 and will play at Sequoyah Nov. 24.
Bears win 56-49; Lady Bears win 47-17
The Tellico Plains Bears and Lady Bears
started the 2012 season off on the right foot as they beat the Polk
County Wildcats 56-49, and 46-17. Robert Vandervort led all scorers
with 14, while Dakota Rinehart added 13 and Dakota Stone chipped in
with 12 points.
The Lady Bears won going away in Benton
due in large part to Jasmine Harris' 21 points. Harris outscored
the entire Polk County squad. Bailey Hunt had 4 points as did Brayden
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