Noise knock off MudFrogs, 133-113, take over first place
The Knoxville Noise(4-2) and the Tennessee Mud Frogs(3-4) played a game for first place on Turkey Day, with the Noise coming out victorious 133-113. The Noise played thier first game without leading scorer Boo Jackson, who had a shoulder injury during the Noise last game against the Atlanta Vision this past Sunday. The game was won by a total team effort on both sides of the ball. The Noise had 6 players in double figure scoring, led by Lamar Farr's 33. Lamar came off the bench knocking down 4 three pointers and leading a strong play from the rest of the bench, who totaled 79 of the teams 133 points. Toby Smith, starting for the injured Boo Jackson, put in yeomans work scoring 21 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.
Kevin McDonald, the Noise 6-8 point gaurd, came close to a triple double with 8 assists, 9 rebounds, and 10 points. Mike Harper found his stroke going 2-2 from the 3point line and finishing with 12 points. Bobby Brown scored 15 points, and Chris Wiley scored 14 points, highlighted with a tip in dunk where he jumped over two defenders. The Noise led by 4 points at the half with the score being 57-53. The Noise went into the fourth quarter with a 6 point led, before taking over. Like the previous game against Atlanta, the Noise closed the game with great defense and they scored 39 points in the final period.The Noise scheduled games this weekend on Saturday the 25 and Sunday the 26th against the Orlando Aces, have been rescheduled by the league for a date to be determined later.
The Noise next game is Saturday, December 2nd in Atlanta against the Atlanta Vision.The next home game for the Noise is a double header November 9th and 10th against the Toledo Ice. This will be a Saturday and Sunday set. We encourage fans to come out and support your Knoxville Noiise.
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