Cold shooting, turnovers plague HBHS vs. CougarsPublished 8:17pm Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The offense of the Horseshoe Bend Generals was stymied by Central High School- Coosa County, as the Cougars downed Horseshoe Bend 58-30 to improve to 2-0 (1-0 in area) on the young 2013-14 campaign.
Quin Robbins and Tyus Maxwell paced the Couagrs with 13 points each. David McKinney scored 11 points for Coosa, and Malik Kelly had 10.
“I’m just glad we won,” said Central coach Joe Belyeu. “We played a lot better Friday night (vs. B.B. Comer), and we had to play a lot of press tonight. But we’re 2-0. We’ve got Dadeville coming on Friday, and that’ll be a whole different animal.”
Coosa’s full-court press forced the Generals into numerous turnovers, and that coupled with slow starts to each quarter put HBHS basketball coach Mike Boyd’s squad behind the eight-ball early on.
“We have to learn how to handle pressure,” Boyd said. “The more we see it, the better off we’ll be. I have no complaints with the hustle out there, and we executed our offense a little better than we did vs. Wadley.”
After a back and forth opening stanza, Robbins scored seven of his 13 points in the second quarter to fuel a 18-5 run that sent the Cougars into the half up 26-15.
From that point, the deficit was too much for HBHS to overcome.
CHS-CC 48, HBHS 33 (Girls)
Shania Tuck powered a 12-2 run to close the deal for the Lady Cougars, who defeated the Lady Generals 48-33.
Tuck scored a game-high 22 points, with seven coming in the final quarter.
Doneesha Buchanan scored eight, and Addie Phillips and Malia Kelley each netted six.
For the Lady Generals, Zakkiah Lyons led the way with 12 points. Asia Stowes added 10 points.
The Generals return to action Tuesday with a home double-header against Randolph County. The Cougars host Dadeville on Friday.