Staff photo by Tommy Millsaps
Sweetwater City Director of Schools Dr. Melanie Miller Monday night honors Fire Chief Doug
Watson and Fire Commissioner Ed Lee for their help supporting the city school system.
|Published: 3:05 PM, 02/05/2013
||Last updated: 3:43 PM, 02/07/2013
Author: Brandon Keys
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
SEQUOYAH вЂ” Sweetwater traveled over the ridge to face Sequoyah
on Monday night. Third time was the charm for the game to actually be played, as the previous two
were rescheduled due to inclement weather. The Lady Chiefs dominated the first contest with ease and
won going away, 47-23.
Sweetwater is still low on depth, and was unable to keep up with
Sequoyah, who at times goes 10 deep on the depth chart. Emily Ingram led all scorers with 12 points.
Macala Rasmussen led the Lady Cats with 6 points.
In the night cap, the Chiefs used pressure
defense and made sure to capitalize on their fast break chances to beat the Wildcats. 71-43.
Sweetwater did not score its first point of the game until the 13.1 mark in the first quarter. The
second half was much of the same for both teams.
"We just wanted to make sure they didn't get
the shot they wanted. Clark is good, and we wanted to keep him in check. We stopped the ball early
before it got to him," said Chiefs head coach Daniel Curtis.
Sweetwater finished the first
half 1-of-20 from the field and found itself down 31-10 at the half. The third and fourth quarters
were equally a struggle for the Wildcat offense. They came alive a bit late, but the Chiefs had
already put the game away.
"We played well. Our defense stepped up, and that's what we need
to do as we move toward the tournament," Curtis said.
Nick Wicker led all scorers with 16,
while Brett King led Sequoyah with 15 points. Andrew Millsaps had 10 as did Seth Battle for the
Wildcats. Sequoyah and Sweetwater will have a couple more games before they head to McMinn County
for the 5-AA tournament, Feb 14.
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