J.R. Tidwell/FCT Red Bay’s Michael Ramirez (1) makes a running layup over Belgreen’s Jared Mitchell (10) later on in the game Thursday night.

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No. 4 Red Bay upsets No. 1 Belgreen

Published 1:34pm Friday, January 18, 2013

The Red Bay boys varsity basketball team has not had a lead on Belgreen in two years. Red Bay has not beat Belgreen in three years. Red Bay has not been to the finals of the Franklin County tournament in four years.

All of those stats are according Red Bay head coach Greg Cash, and thanks to his team’s performance on Thursday night, all three of these data points may now be deleted.

The No. 4 seed Tigers upset the No. 1 Belgreen Bulldogs 61-59 in a stunning match. Belgreen, this year’s county tournament host, was a favorite by many to win the whole thing, but Red Bay unseated them in the second round of the varsity boys’ bracket and in the Bulldogs’ first game at the event.

For complete coverage of this game and more, see this Saturday’s issue of the Franklin County Times.

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