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Shorthanded Eagles fall to Highlanders

Cosby High School senior Tate Parton looks to make a move in the paint durng the first quarter of Monday night's loss to Gatlinburg-Pittman High School.
Published: 4:31 PM, 12/11/2012 Last updated: 4:45 PM, 12/11/2012

Author: Seth Butler
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

GATLINBURG-Coming into Monday night's non-district game, the Cosby Eagles were playing with a shorthanded roster.

The news didn't get any better during the game.

Leading scorers Tate Parton and Cory Valentine were limited in their minutes during the game, which helped open the door for the Gatlinburg-Pittman Highlanders to pull away late for a 60-50 win over the Eagles.

Seniors Luke Lemons and Timmy Smelcer missed Monday's game with flu-like symptoms.

Gatlinburg-Pittman ended the game by scoring seven unanswered points after the Eagles made the game a three-point affair with 1:55 to play.

"I was really proud of the way some of these younger guys stepped up tonight," Cosby second-year coach John Marsh said. "Those guys work hard in practice and I was really proud of them for the way they stepped up.

"We didn't win, but we had a winning effort tonight," Marsh said.

For the full story, see the December 11 edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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