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CHS Cougars dominate on special night

Published 10:09am Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A cold night in Rockford was anything but for the Central High School – Coosa County Cougars, as a special night for their coach turned into a 71-19 blowout of the Horseshoe Bend Generals.
The game started slowly for both sides. While the Cougars were able to control the offensive glass, they struggled to convert those second chances into points. Meanwhile, the Generals’ offense, which has been a problematic area for the team all season, was as frigid as the outdoor temperatures.
Leading 9-2 heading into the second, Central-Coosa blew the game open thanks to Tre Royal and David McKinney, whose shots began to find the bottom of the net.
CHS headed into intermission up 28-8, and the game proceeded to get out of hand from there, as the Cougars out-scored HBHS 43-19 in the second half. McKinney led all scorers with 12. Royal ended the game with eight points. Quin Robbins also had eight.
Kurtis Smothers led HBHS with eight points.
In girls action, the Lady Cougars overcame a 26-21 third-quarter deficit to defeat the Lady Generals 54-46 in overtime.
Before the boys game, CHS coach Joe Belyeu was honored, as the Cougars’ home gymnasium was named after him.

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