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Heartbreaker In The Devils Den

All good things must come to an end.
The Blue Devils successful post season run came to an end on Monday night, when Stone Memorial came to the Devils Den and upset the boys, 63-56.
The start of the game seemed to be in favor of the Devils, with senior Logan Lyle going on a 9 point scoring streak that had the Panthers shut down early in the game.
After the 20-5 start for the Devils, Stone Memorial began to rally back behind the play of Alex Kiser, and brought the deficit to 12, with Unicoi still holding on 38-26 at the end of the second. Trevor Shelton would take over the scoring duty Lyle started in the first, fighting inside to get 10 of his 17 to drop in the second. The quarter would be the end for Junior Austin Hensley's night who injured his ankle and would not play the rest of the game, Hensley finished with six points, five rebounds and a block.
The boys from Crossville would come out hard from halftime and continue the rally in the third.Robert Traino scored six of his 20 overall points for the Panthers during the quarter, but Lyle would continue to keep the boys within the game with some late quarter free throws and a three pointer, which kept Unicoi on top 45-42.
The fourth quarter would be a battle between the boys, with each time fighting back and forth for the lead between the 5:00 to 3:00 minute mark in the fourth, with Shelton, Christian Watson and Davey Edwards getting a three to drop but Stone Memorial woud be to much in the end for the Devils.
After the game, coach John English had nothing but great words to say about his boys, “We're proud of all our guys,” Engish said, “they put that jersey on and play with pride, theres no shame in dropping one here tonight.”
English spoke about the senior class he had, which contributed over 100 wins throughout their years of being Blue Devils, “This team has left a big mark on our program, I'm just proud of em' all”
Unicoi County (30-4) finished up the season with a multitude of accomplishments, winning the Three Rivers Conference, winning the 1-AA District and Regional Tournaments, and coming one game away from punching a ticket to the Boro'.