CCHS 5-0 in area after Thorsby winPublished 1:31pm Saturday, January 12, 2013
By Ed Bailey
Xavier Moon and the Central-Coosa Cougars are in control of area play after a 60-45 victory over Thorsby .
The Cougars are now 10-7 but according to Central-Coosa head boys basketball coach Joe Belyeu, his team’s strong play versus area opponents has him proud of the Cougars’ play.
“This was a good win for us after using so much energy versus Trinity this past Tuesday,” he said. “We started a little slow and did not play as well as we did on Tuesday. However we are happy with the win.”
The 60 points scored is the lowest offensive output for Central-Coosa since Moon’s return to the lineup, but the Cougars have compiled a three-game winning streak with Moon on the floor.
Moon led the Cougars in scoring versus Thorsby High School, scoring 32 points despite a less than stellar performance from the field.
While Moon only shot 5-for-16 from the floor, he did a lot of damage from the charity stripe, going 13-for-16 from the line.
He also had a solid night from long range , hitting 60 percent of his three-point shots (3-of-5 shooting) and added three steals and four rebounds.
Foul trouble plagued the star guard for much of the contest.
“Xavier didn’t have one of his better games,” Belyeu said. “He picked up three fouls in the first half.”
David McKinney was once again a force as the second scoring option for the Cougars, netting 12 points and adding nine boards.
“McKinney is continuing to improve,” Belyeu said. “We want all of our people to continue to improve coming down the home stretch. We are in the driver’s seat in the area with a 5-0 record.”