©2012 NPT FILE PHOTO BY SETH BUTLER Cosby Lady Eagles newcomer Bethanie Williams, pictured here on Tuesday night at Grainger High School, had 16 points in the Lady Eagles 57-44 win over Grace Christian.
Friday, November 16, 2012Author: Caleb Chrisman
(Last modified: 2012-11-16 19:03:37)
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
COSBY-A fourth quarter collapse cost the Cosby Eagles a chance at their first victory on Thursday.
Cosby was leading by eight points heading to the fourth quarter, but Grace Christian went on a huge run to finish the game and came away with a 60-50 win.
The Eagles stopped going inside late in the game which is where they had their most success throughout the night.
Tate Parton had a great game down low, finishing with 19 points and 13 rebounds. But it was in the fourth quarter when the Eagles started gunning up unnecessary threes and stopped going inside.
Head coach John Marsh feels that was probably what lost them the game.
"Grace Christian's good and they made a couple of shots, but the biggest thing is we took a couple of bad shots," Marsh said. "We took two threes quick, and we had had some success going inside. I think those two threes changed the momentum of the game. Those guys are trying to help the team, but it's not how we had been successful.
Lady Eagles win after sluggish start
After a sluggish start, the Cosby Lady Eagles responded to win their first game of the season against Grace Christian on Thursday, 57-44.
Cosby trailed by seven at the end of the opening quarter but after grabbing the lead in the second , they cruised the rest of the way.
"We told them in the locker room how hard (Grace) plays," Cosby head coach Richard Coggins said, "We didn't match the intensity early, but we had them put away twice. We were up 21 and we didn't finish them."
"We had them down and should've finished them. We got in foul trouble. But still, a win's a win," Coggins said.
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