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After two week layoff, Tellico handles Greenback, 60-49

Published: 11:36 AM, 01/10/2013 Last updated: 11:54 AM, 01/10/2013

Author: Kevin Fritts
Source: The Monroe County Advocate

TELLICO PLAINS-The Tellico Bears took on the Greenback Cherokees Friday night after almost two weeks away from the court. They showed very little signs of rust.
The Bears took care of business  by defeating the Cherokees by a final score of 60-49.
The Bears would take the early 7-2 lead to start things off, but the Cherokees would claw their way back and the teams would swap baskets throughout the first quarter.
At the end of the first eight minutes, the Bears would take a 15-12 lead into the  second quarter. The next eight minutes looked very similar to the first, as Greenback stayed close with Tellico.
The Bears were still in control though, and took a 31-26 lead into the half. In the third quarter the Bears would begin to separate themselves from the Cherokees.

Devin Collier would come up big on the offensive end with two huge offensive rebounds and quick scores to extend the Bears lead to 11 in the third. The Bears would take a eight point lead into the fourth and never look back. They would cruise to victory 60-49.

Leading the way for the Bears was Collier with 22 points and Dakota Rinehart with 16 points. Leading the way for the Cherokees Josh Pace with 27 points. With the win, The Bears are  (9-5) overall and (4-3) in district play. 

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