©2013 NPT PHOTO BY ADAM GREENE
The fifth-ranked Cosby Lady Eagles claimed another District 2-A title on Saturday night at Grainger High School. At front, from left, are Sydni Johnson, Bethanie Williams, Kinley Coggins, Haley Helton and Lexi Lowery. Middle row (from left) are Kristen Coggins, Dessie Shaffer, Kaitlyn McReynolds, Tiffany Smelcer, Keasley Shelton, Kailye Ball. At rear (from left) are Cheyenne Kelley, Sarah Conard, Madison Norris, Lexiey Williams, Peyton Johnson, Brooke Schreder and Wendy McGaha.
|Published: 1:58 AM, 02/19/2013
||Last updated: 11:09 AM, 02/19/2013
Author: Caleb Chrisman
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
RUTLEDGE-The Cosby Lady Eagles felt they had something to prove
in the District 2-A tournament.
After a crushing 73 point win over Clinch Friday, the Lady
Eagles followed it up with a 59-29 win in the title game over Hancock County on Saturday.
But why would the Lady Eagles feel they had to prove something to begin with? After all,
they had an unbeaten record in district play and have been a top five team in the Class A state
rankings for several weeks now.
Even with all of those factors, it wasn’t enough for the
coaches in the league to name a Lady Eagle as the league’s Most Valuable Player. With the tournament
completed, the message the Lady Eagles were trying to send has been received by the rest of District
“Tonight our goal was a 30 point win and when Sydni (Johnson) hit those two (free
throws) it made it 30,” Cosby head coach Richard Coggins said. “I didn’t have a girl get a vote for
district MVP. I thought we got done dirty in the district meeting. We wanted to prove why tonight
and last night.”
For the full story, see the February 19 edition of the Newport Plain
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