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A Christmas Classic

Alcoa Middle holds off Cleveland in overtime thriller for title

By Stefan Cooper
Editor
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Caleb Woody didn’t wait.

Matthew McClurg looked like Roberto Clemente with the outlet pass.

Mason McClanahan made the connection without taking a single dribble, knowing Woody would be there.

A bang-bang fastbreak basket where the ball never hit the floor was the difference in overtime, and, after 14 years of trying, Alcoa Middle was finally the champion at the East TN Sports Christmas Classic.

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