©2013 NPT PHOTO BY SETH BUTLER
Lady Eagles junior Lexiey Williams goes to the basket in the first quarter in Monday’s win over Washburn. Williams had 10 points in the win.
|Published: 11:28 AM, 01/22/2013
||Last updated: 11:29 AM, 01/22/2013
Author: Seth Butler
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
COSBY-With a tough week of non-district games already on the
slate before a rescheduled game landed on Monday, the goal was simple for Lady Eagles coach Richard
Coggins: Get the starters out early.
That mission was accomplished early.
state's second-ranked team in Class A ran out to a 28-2 first quarter advantage as they cruised to a
61-34 District 2-A win over Washburn High School. The victory was the Lady Eagles' 14th straight, a
streak that dates back to a November 24 loss to North Greene.
"Our goal was to jump on them
early and get our starters out," Coggins said. "We've got a tough week with Gatlinburg-Pittman and
"We felt like we could have our way with (Washburn) and we did," Coggins said. "I was concerned we might be a little rusty, but we just came out and jumped on them with the
Cosby (17-2, 5-0) wasted no time in making quick work of the Lady Pirates (7-10, 1-2)
as they led 9-0 just over 90 seconds into the game. The advantage only continued to grow as a number
of steals, a product of the dangerous Lady Eagles' full court pressure defense, resulted in numerous
easy looks at the offensive basket.
For the full story, see the January 22 edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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