It was not a statement. Not even close.
But Anderson County wrote the introduction to what the Bearcats hope will be a happy story Friday night with a 64-51 home court win over 30th District rival Shelby County.
Leading just 25-22 after a sloppy first half, the Bearcats outpointed Shelby, 22-9, in the third quarter to cruise to the win. Anderson, now 10-4 on the year, made a big step toward a good seed in the 30th District Tournament, to be played in late February at Collins High School.