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Pioneers remain perfect with two more league wins

David Crockett High School Pioneers improved their overall record to 12-0 after notching two more conference wins and a thrilling non-conference victory last week. The unbeaten Pioneers now hold a 5-0 record atop the conference standings.
Crockett continued its path for perfection on Dec. 9 against Dobyns-Bennett in Jonesborough, a team the Pioneers lost to in all three contests last season.
This time it would be the Pioneers, led by Patrick Good’s 41-point effort, to hand the Indians their first loss in conference play this season, 80-66.
The Pioneers fell behind early in the first quarter, but stormed back in the final minutes to capture a 22-15 lead after the contest’s first eight minutes.
They would double their advantage in the second quarter, despite another early run by the Indians, and would go into the half leading 43-29.
Good finished with 22 points in the first half and got the scoring started for the Pioneers in the second.
The teams would play to even across the final two quarters as Good’s effort was too much for the Indians to overcome.
They were paced by Makale Foreman’s 22 points in the loss, while Brendon Coleman and Dustin Day contributed 13 and 11 points respectively for the Pioneers.
Prior to the boys’ contest, the Lady Indians handed the Lady Pioneers their first conference loss of the season in a 70-45 shellacking.
The improved Lady Pioneers couldn’t find an answer for DB’s Sasha Morrisette who poured in 31 points in the Indian win.
The Lady Pioneers only trailed 36-28 at the half, but a 17-2 DB run to open the third quarter abruptly ended any chance of a Crockett comeback.
The Lady Pioneers were led in scoring by Lily Ayers who finished with 13 points.
Both Pioneer teams returned to action on Dec. 12 in Bristol against Tennessee High for the team’s last conference contest of the month.
In the early game, the Lady Pioneers dropped their second consecutive conference contest to the Lady Vikings 59-40.
The game displayed several shifts in momentum for both teams with the Lady Vikings ultimately finishing with the last run to capture the win.
After playing close over the first two quarters, Tennessee High used a big third quarter to take a 38-27 advantage to the fourth quarter.
Crockett would get as close as seven points before the Vikings reeled off the next 12 to put the game out of reach and capture the win.
The loss dropped the Lady Pioneers to 5-5 on the season with a 3-2 conference mark.
In the guys’ game, the Pioneers notched their 11th win in as many tries 70-57.
Good again posted the top mark in scoring finishing with 27 points, and Day wasn’t far behind with 18.
Crockett returned to the court a night later in Asheville against Asheville Erwin and punched their 12th victory on the season in a 78-75 win.
They will return to play on Dec. 16 at Greeneville in a rematch of the Hardees Classic championship game before taking 10 days off and entering play in the Arby’s Classic beginning on Friday, Dec. 26.