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Sequoyah tops Heritage, Lady Chiefs fall

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Andrew Millsaps had 25 points in Sequoyah's 66-60 win in the Hall of Champions game at
Published: 9:44 AM, 11/21/2012

Author: Staff Report
Source: The Monroe County Advocate

Chiefs win, 66-60

Bill Duncan's debut at Heritage didn't start off the way he wanted it to, but it could have been worse.

The Mountaineers' coach saw his team get behind 18-2 early on before making a comeback against the Chiefs, but Heritage fell short as Sequoyah recorded a 66-60 win.

Heritage cut the contest to a seven-point game with 1:45 left in the fourth, but could get no closer until Luca Stoљic hit a 3-pointer as time expired to make the game a six-point mar­gin. Stoљic and Jesse Huff each finished as the leading scorers for Heritage with 12 points.

Costly turnovers slowed the Moutaineers all night. Sequoyah scored 28 points off 27 Heritage turnovers.

"If you have 27 turnovers, you need to be beaten by 30, not by six," Duncan said. "We have to learn how to handle the pressure and it's not just our point guards that are the problem."

Andrew Millsaps finished with a game-high 25 points for the Chiefs and Shon Stevens put up 16.

Lady Chiefs fall, 55-47

Heritage pulled away late in the Hall of Fame game and held on to win 55-47 over the Lady Chiefs, who the Lady Mountaineers split with last sea­son in two games.

The Lady Mountaineers only held a 42-40 lead over the Chiefs, who went to the Region 3-AA championship game last season, with 5:50 remaining in the con­test.

Heritage then turned up the defensive pressure even more by holding Sequoyah scoreless for the next 4:45 and taking a 49-40 lead in the process, making it the largest margin of the contest for the Lady Mountaineers.

Jordan Johnson finished as the game's leading scorer with 14 points in the season debut for each squad.

Sequoyah took a 36-35 lead with two minutes left in the third quarter, but Heritage would take the lead soon after and never give it up.

The Lady Chiefs only had one player in double figures with Emily Ingram putting up 10 points.

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