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Crockett posts wins over McMinn, Johnson County

It has been a busy couple of days for the David Crockett boy’s basketball team. The Pioneers started their season on Thursday with a 82-64 win over McMinn County and they followed that up on Saturday with an 82-47 win in Johnson County.
Dustin Day led the Pioneers with 19 points against Johnson County, while Patrick Good finished the contest with 24 points, five assists, three rebounds and two steals. Day enters the Hardee’s Classic contest on Tuesday night against Johnson County needing four points to gain 1,000 points for his career.
The senior is excited about the way his team has played during their first two outings, but has seen some things that his team needs to work on.
“I like the way we played together as a team but there is still a lot that we can improve on,” Day said. “We have worked very hard in the off season and we will be playing against some really good teams on the schedule and that is what we wanted. “We will just have to take it game by game.”
Good finished the contest against McMinn with 26 points and 11 assists. While Josh Releford netted 17 points and Brendan Coleman and Day each finished the night with 10 points apiece.
Starting the season off on the right foot has been good for the Pioneers, according to Good.
“It’s been a long 3 days traveling to 2 out of town opponents,” he said. “Most teams don't get to experience travel very often. We have started off our season 2-0 trying to make a statement early and find out what type of team we are going to be this year. These first 2 games we have really set the tone early and executed what our coaching staff has laid out for us.”
Pioneers have also learned their fate in the 33rd annual Arby’s Classic as they will play the 8:30 p.m. contest against Mentor (OH) on the first day.
They will all have to be on board if they hope to succeed against fan-favorite Mentor, who will be returning to the Arby’s Classic after an absence last season. But they are thrilled with the challenge.
“Playing Mentor (OH) first round of the Arby's will not be a cupcake, not that it ever is, but we will get our money's worth playing against them,” Good said. “Their past in the Arby's has been incredible but it's our job to make some noise ourselves and accomplish something that hasn't been done by a local team in quite some time.”