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Fever Survive Slow Start to Beat Seattle

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      The Tri-Cities defense stole the show against Seattle Saturday night, as the Fever beat the Timberwolves 63-33.  Forcing two quick interceptions to start the game, one of which was returned 41 yards by defensive back Lionel Singleton for a touchdown.  Giving Tri-Cities a 14-0 lead.

     The Fever offense though struggled out of the gate, with quarterback Houston Lillard completing just three of his first 10 pass attempts.  Allowing Seattle to hang around in the first half, trailing by just eight points heading into the break.

    A different Tri-Cities team emerged in the second frame, as the Fever outscored the 'Wolves 35-13.  Lillard got on track, and finished the game 18-30 passing for 212 yards and four touchdowns.  Running back Dennis Kennedy did a solid job on the ground, rushing the ball 9 times for 31 yards and two scores.  He also caught two passes for touchdowns, proving his versatility out of the back field. 

    With the win the Fever improve to 7-1 on the season, and have now won six straight games.  Tri-Cities travels to Fairbanks next week.