Fitchburg 54, Burncoat 46

Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Worcester

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.

Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, 9:11 a.m.

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