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4 Freeport players hit double digits in win

| Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006

Four Freeport players reached double figures, as the Yellowjackets defeated Kittanning, 70-49, in non-section action Friday night at home.

Nate Kotecki, Brian Zimmerman and Brady Sherrieb each scored 13 points, while Chris Tagmyer added 10 for Freeport.

Tagmyer and Cory Massart pulled down 12 and nine rebounds, respectively. Zimmerman had six steals, and Kotecki made five assists.

"We ran the ball, pushed the break," Zimmerman said. "We hit the boards and got a lot of rebounds and a lot of second shots. And we played fairly good defense, which led to a lot of steals and easy layups."

After winning the first quarter, 12-9, the Yellowjackets broke the game open with a 22-point second quarter. Freeport held a 34-17 lead at the break.

Kittanning came to life in the second half, scoring 32 points in the final two quarters. But, Freeport held the Wildcats at bay with 36 points after halftime.

Kittanning had just one player -- Jared Bowser -- reach double figures. Bowser knocked down two 3-pointers and was 4 for 4 from the foul line on his way to a game-high 24 points. Just four other Wildcats scored, two of which had eight points.

The game was Freeport's first since last Saturday, when the Yellowjackets beat Springdale, 70-52. Freeport (3-0) has outscored its opponents, 121-138, this season, good for a 21-point average margin of victory.

"We have five seniors who start and who have played together for a long time," Zimmerman said. "We have a lot of continuity. No one is selfish. We distribute the ball well and take whatever is there."

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