|Published: 12:27 PM, 11/29/2012
||Last updated: 12:29 PM, 11/29/2012
Author: Brandon Keys
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
SEQUOYAH-The Chiefs felt a little
adversity Monday night. The pressure was on the Chiefs to respond after falling down 15-5 mid way
through the first quarter. After a Daniel Curtis timeout, the Chiefs went on a 24-5 run to end the
half and they never let go of the lead, winning 56-51.
Stevens led the Chiefs in scoring with 17. Stevens was 3-5 from behind the arc and hit some crucial
baskets. Andrew Millsaps had 13 points, while Taylor Hawkins added eight. Kingston jumped out to
an early lead mainly due to the Chiefs defensive strategy. The zone employed by Sequoyah was
opening lanes left and right for open shots and easy buckets. Down by 10 early, Curtis knew a
change was needed.
After the timeout, the Chiefs came out with a
man to man defense which applied more ball pressure on Kingston's guards. The result was to
Sequoyah's liking as they shut down the Jackets on one end and were able to score quickly on the
other. Reuben Abernathy had a huge game off the bench. Abernathy created a strong defensive force
combined with Brett King on the block. Abernathy finished the night with two points, four rebounds
and two blocks.
Late in the contest Kingston mounted a comeback.
Late free throws by Millsaps and Seth Schaffer were the icing on the cake as the Chiefs left the
Chop house with a 56-51 win.
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