Red Bank Holds on to Beat Brainerd 68-58

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Red Bank-(WDEF-TV) Red Bank held on to beat Brainerd 68-58 at Red Bank High School on Tuesday night. First half was a tight contest. The Panthers got a steal with under eight seconds to play in the half. Kevin Halfacre then hit a lay-up to beat the buzzer as Brainerd took a slim 29-27 lead at halftime. The Lions picked up some momentum in the second half. They got a three pointer from Brandon Jones early in the fourth to push their lead to eleven. Brainerd then forced a few turnovers to climb back into the game. They got a steal and jam from Trey Owten with just over three minutes to play to cut the lead to one. But the Lions withstood the rally and went on to get the ten point victory.

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Rick Nyman grew up in Anniston, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. His television career started at WJSU-TV in Anniston where he had the opportunity to cover SEC football with Alabama and Auburn. Anniston is just 20 minutes from the Talladega Speedway, so NASCAR was a big part of his sports coverage. Due to this he was able to interview Davey Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, and several other top-name NASCAR drivers. Rick's next television job was in Savannah, Georgia, where he covered basketball player Kwame Brown (now with the Washington Wizards), who later became the first ever high school player selected as the top pick in the NBA draft. He covered the PGA Tour's annual swing thru Hilton Head and also had the opportunity of covering the Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl appearance in 1999 in Miami. Rick especially enjoys all the atmosphere, tradition and drama of college football. He also likes profiling sports personalities and learning what drives them both on and off the field. If he's not covering sports, he's either watching Seinfield or David Letterman, playing golf, reading, or working out. What he enjoys about Chattanooga is the passion people have for sports. The mountainous region of Chattanooga reminds him of his hometown of Anniston, which also has big, beautiful trees and plenty of hills. You can contact Rick at rnyman@wdef.com.