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Pioneers claim first Big Seven regular season championship

A victory over Science Hill on Friday night wasn’t just another win for the David Crockett boys basketball team, no matter how much they wanted it to be.
That’s because it delivered to them their first Big Seven regular season championship in boys basketball.
That was one of the goals for the Pioneers as they entered the season.
“We knew that we had a great chance to win the Big Seven, but we just had to take it a game at a time,” David Crockett’s Dustin Day said. “But we still have a lot more that we want to accomplish.”
The Pioneers have two more contests to close out the season as they defeated Dobyns-Bennett on Monday night 76-54.
Day and Patrick Good each led the Pioneers with 22 points apiece.
Good has also gone over 2,500 points for his high school career.
“It feels good,” Good said about the accomplishment. “It’s crazy to think that I have scored that many points.”
Now David Crockett will set its sights on winning the last two contests of the regular season with a road game at Morristown East on Thursday and a senior night celebration as they host Volunteer on Friday.
Senior night is always an emtional game so the Pioneers are expecting a lot of energy.
“It’s sad to know it’s coming to an end, but it will be a great moment with all of my teammates,” senior Peyton Ford said.
Fellow senior Brendan Coleman agreed.
“It will be emotional because it means that playing with my brothers is almost over,” he said. “It’s been a special ride playing with this team.”
The girls seniors will also be honored on Friday night.
Senior Lily Ayers will be given a commerative basketball for reaching her 1,000th career-point last week.
Ayers said that it has been hard work to reach the milestone, but she wouldn’t have been able to do it alone.
“It’s also very special and extremely humbling to me that my teammates and coaches trusted me enough with the ball to reach this goal,” she said. “It’s very special to me, just for the fact that I’ve worked so hard.”
The Lady Pioneers had a tough contest on Monday night against Dobyns-Bennett, falling 41-39.
They rallied from 15 points down in the third, but were unable to get over the hump.