BY EASTON LEONARD –
On Tuesday, December 12th, the Cossatot River Lady Eagles basketball team hosted the Kirby Lady Trojans for some basketball on Stevenson Court.
In a low scoring and defensive first quarter, the two ladies basketball teams scored eight points apiece, to go into the second quarter of play tied up at 8-8. In the second, the Lady Trojans held Cossatot to only four points, and outscored the Lady Eagles 9-4, to take a five point, 17-12, lead into halftime.
At the half, McKenzie Jones led the Lady Trojans with 12 points, as Ashlen Gonzalez had scored 5 points for Cossatot.
In a quite evenly matched third quarter, Cossatot narrowly outscored the Lady Trojans 7-4, to go into the final quarter of play, down by only a two point, 21-19. With 1:07 left to go in the fourth quarter, the Lady Eagles took the lead on two freethrows from Ashlen Gonzalez. Thanks to a few more fouls by Kirby, and some made free throws, Cossatot went on to extend their lead and win the game by five, 28-23.
McKenzie Jones led the Kirby Lady Trojans with 14 points on the night, while Gracen Smith added on 4 points, number twelve Davis 3 points, and Adi Harmon 2 points.
Raegan Richardson led the Cossatot Lady Eagles with 11 points of her own, as Ashlen Gonzalez scored 10 points, Harley Dering 3 points, and Rhyen Martin and Lauren Driver 2 points each.
On Friday, December 15th, the Lady Eagles traveled to Fouke and won 50-46, and on Tuesday, December 19th, Cossatot hosted Nashville.