CCHS tied for first in areaPublished 10:23am Friday, January 25, 2013
By Ed Bailey
The Central-Coosa Cougars are deadlocked in area play after a 61-57 loss to Trinity Presbyterian Academy this past Tuesday.
The defeat drops the Cougars to 9-8 overall on the year.
Xavier Moon led the team with 35 points, Moon also recorded five swipes and nabbed four boards.
Quin Robbins scored 13 points and dished out four helpers.
TyJustin Gaddis added nine points on a perfect 3-for-3 shooting from long range and assisted on five baskets for the Cougars.
Despite the setback, CCHS head boys basketball coach Joe Belyeu was pleased with the Cougars’ effort.
“The game was not decided until the last second,” Belyue said. “Xavier played well as did TyJustin and Quinn offensively.”
Central-Coosa led for the first half but Trinity overtook the Cougars in the second half.
Two late free-throws put the game out of reach for the Cougars.
Now the Cougars’ fate in area play rests with the flip of a coin.
“At our area meeting on Wednesday first place will be decided by a coin toss,” Belyeu said.
Next for CCHS will be a trip to Newsite to take on Horseshoe Bend. Belyeu said he expects the Generals’ best effort.
“It does not get any easier,” he said. “They will be ready to play knowing that Coach Boyd will have the gym named after him. We will have to play our best game to win.”