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The Seymour Eagle basketball team got their first district win of the season last week after blowing out Cocke County 69-51 at Seymour.
The Eagles took the lead early in the first quarter and never lost it the rest of the game. At one point it was raining threes in blue and gold.
“The shots went in tonight and when shot go in, everything looks a little more smooth and it’s easier to take care of all the other things,” Seymour head coach Tony Buell said.
Seymour was playing without their leading scorer Ryan Lee who is out with an ankle injury. However, senior Zach Wyatt took up the slack scoring 19 points to lead the Eagles in scoring.
After trailing 8-2 early in the first quarter, Seymour went on a 13-2 scoring streak. That run was led by senior Devin Stewart while hitting two 3’s and blocked a shot. “The 5 foot 4 inch guard fired up the whole team after that block,” Buell said.
Stewart played on a rolled ankle in the second half but still performed well according to Buell. He ended up with 16 points for the game.
Seymour finished the first quarter up 20-11 and led 35-24 at the half. Isaiah King hit consecutive threes to start the third quarter.
While hitting 13 threes for the game and outscoring Cocke County in every quarter of the game, the Eagles steadily pulled away to finish the blow out.

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