It wasn't the smoothest win he'll ever have, but for the Red Raiders' Jack Scott, it will surely be one of the most memorable. Fitchburg opened its season with a win at Burncoat in Scott's first game as head coach. ‘‘I wish it was a little prettier than that,'' Scott said. ‘‘But, that's how things go early in the season. Still, I enjoyed every minute of the game.'' Charles Doss scored a game-high 22 points for Fitchburg, including 16 in the second half. Doss had several big buckets inside the paint down the stretch to withstand a late Burncoat (0-2) attack. ‘‘We have to make sure we keep Charles involved,'' Scott said. ‘‘Good things happen when he's around the ball.'' Trailing, 21-17, at halftime, the Red Raiders opened the third quarter on an 18-2 run, keyed by a pair of back-to-back 3-pointers by Mick Snowden well beyond the arc.
Fitchburg 54, Burncoat 46
Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Worcester
Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, 9:11 a.m.