Brown-Led Rhea County Rallies To Beat Cookeville, 45-39

Senior Scores 16 To Move Near 1,000-Point Career Mark

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - by Special to

Julie Brown scored 16 points to climb nearer to her career 1,000th points Monday night, leading the Rhea County girls to a 45-39 victory over Cookeville.

Brown now has 992 career points and could surpass the scoring milestone in her next game.

As a sophomore, Brown helped the Lady Golden Eagles advance to the region tournament for the first time since the 1994-95 season. The next season was instrumental in Rhea County notching its first winning season (19-9) in 16 years.

As a senior, Brown has led the Lady Golden Eagles to a 16-5 record.

Rhea County got off to a slow start, falling behind 7-0 after one quarter. The Lady Golden Eagles overcame the Lady Cavaliers with an 18-9 margin in the final eight minutes.

Karagan Turner led Cookeville with a game-high 18 points.


Rhea County                          0 14 13 18 – 45

Cookeville                              7 11 12 9 – 39

Rhea County (45) – Revis 5, Loden 4, Miles 3, Wallis 6, Thurman 2, Brown 16, Levi 9, Freeman.

Cookeville (39) – Marek 2, Odom 9, Gwynn 2, Karagan Turner 18, Bean 8, Bohannon, Sims, Smith.

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