CCHS ups win streak to fourPublished 10:32am Tuesday, January 15, 2013
By Ed Bailey
Central-Coosa has been nigh unstoppable since the return of Xavier Moon from injury. Childersburg found that out first hand after being defeated by the Cougars 57-54.
The win keeps Cental-Coosa in the driver’s seat of area play, as they remain unblemished. Overall, it is the fourth straight win for the Cougars.
Moon was a juggernaut as per the norm on the offensive side of the ball, as he led all Central-Coosa players with 37 points.
Additionally, the senior guard was a nightmare for Childersburg players as a defender. Moon was able to record six swipes and nab five boards.
“Xavier had his usual game,” Central-Coosa head boys basketball coach Joe Belyeu said. “I thought it was a team effort though. We played good defense all night. It was a close game throughout.”
The Cougars were unable to pull away from a scrappy Tigers team, as the largest lead Central-Coosa could manage was five.
The deficit grew closer as the contest went on but the Cougars never relinquished the lead.
The Cougars went into intermission up 25-20 and headed into the final quarter up 37-34.
The victory over the Tigers was huge for his young team, Belyeu said.
“Childersburg was ranked going into the game,” he said. “It was a great win for us.”
Center David McKinney continued his strong play, as he scored 12 points and grabbed nine boards. TyJustin Gaddis was efficient, scoring eight points and adding four helpers in the game. Next for the Cougars as they try to stay hot will be Sylacauga on Tuesday and Dadeville on Friday.
“It doesn’t get any easier, however we’re hoping to handle the challenge,” Belyeu said.