Noise fight off sluggish start to defeat Vision 101-88
The Knoxville Noise, tired from playing three games in four days, found some fourth quarter energy to defeat the Atlanta Vision 101-88. This was the second game of a home and home series with the Vision. The Noise won both of them. The Noise trailed in the first quarter 16-13, after seeing the teams leading scorer James "Boo" Jackson leave the game with a shoulder injury. The second quarter went back and forth as the teams traded baskets. The Vision went to the locker room with a 4-point lead with score being 48-44. The Vision went up by as much as 13 before the Noise found some energy at the end of the 3-quarter and cut the lead to 5 at 73-68.
The Noise had a great fourth quarter stand led by Jemere Hendrix who had 3 dunks and several key rebounds and blocks to spark the Noise, who as team held Atlanta to 15 points in the final period.
Coach Gerald Oliver had this to say about his teams hard fought comeback." Losing Boo was a hard thing to fight through but we are proud of our ball club. Jemere came off the bench and gave the team a much needed spark and help lead this team to a victory."
Jemere was the leading scorer and rebounder for the Noise, with 17points and 9 rebounds. Toby Smith was his usual dependable self, adding 16 points and 6 rebounds. Bobby Brown chipped in 15 pts and Terrence Woods finished with 14pts.
Atlanta was led in scoring by Jarman Sample and Daryl Rufus, both had 18 points.
The Knoxville Noise next home game is Saturday the 25th against the Orlando Aces at Grace Baptist Church at 7:30 pm. Their next game will be Thanksgiving evening in Chattanooga against the Tennessee Mud Frogs. The Turkey Day battle of Tennessee will tip off at 7:00 pm.
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