|Published: 10:08 PM, 01/26/2013
Author: Staff Report
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
Both local high schools hit the hardwood for a pair of makeup contests, stemming from postponements 24 hours earlier.
Cocke County High School earned a District 2-AAA split at Jefferson County.
The Lady Red took a slim victory, via a 37-35 score over the Lady Patriots. Cocke County (13-9 overall) improved it's District 2-AAA record 8-1, keeping in a tie for first place in the loss column with Morristown West, which defeated Seymour 48-33 on Saturday.
Those two teams will meet in a Monday night matchup in Newport.
The Fighting Cocks also hit the hardwood and dropped a tightly contested 55-44 loss to the first place team in District 2-AAA.
CCHS (13-8 overall) dropped its District 2-AAA record to 5-4, but remain in firm control of the critical fourth place position by three games over Morristown West.
At Cosby High School, the Eagles and Lady Eagles were in a pair of non-district games against rival Pigeon Forge High School.
The No. 2 ranked Lady Eagles saw a 15-game winning streak snapped at the hands of the Lady Tigers by a 61-57 margin. Sophomore Bethanie Williams scored 20 points for Cosby.
The Lady Eagles (18-3) 15-game winning streak was halted after 62 days, dating back to a November 24 loss to North Greene High School.
The Eagles also dropped a hotly contested game, with a 64-60 loss to the Tigers. Cosby, which was coached in the game by assistant coach Cody Lowe due to an illness which affected head coach John Marsh, the Eagles led by as many as 10 before the Tigers roared back to take the win.
Freshman Bryson Valentine scored 20 points in the loss.
For more information on these games and Monday night's Morristown West-Cocke County District 2-AAA showdown, see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.
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