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Tellico Plains splits with Oliver Springs

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 Bears, 58-53.

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 Garren.

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