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Bearcats Defeat Eagles of Cossatot


On Friday, December 8th, the Cossatot River Eagles senior high basketball team hosted the Mena Bearcats on Stevenson Court on the campus of Cossatot River High School.

In a back-and-forth close first quarter, Juan Trinidad of Cossatot nailed a three-pointer at the buzzer, to give the Eagles a three point, 15-12, lead going into the second. The Bearcats of Mena answered in the second quarter, outscoring the Eagles 10-3, to take a 22-18 lead into halftime.

Juan Trinidad led Cossatot with 11 points at the half, while Zeb Wilson led the Bearcats with 9 points.

The Bearcats continued to extend their lead in the third quarter, outscoring Cossatot 14-8, to take a ten point, 36-26, lead into the final quarter of play. Mena did not let up in the fourth quarter, forcing the Eagles to call a timeout with 2:20 left in the game, down thirteen, 37-50. Following the timeout, the Bearcats went on to outscore Cossatot 19-11 in the quarter, to win the game by eighteen, 55-37.

Leading the Cossatot Eagles in scoring was Juan Trinidad with 17 points, while Cody Brown scored 8 points of his own, Trenton Rosson 5 points, Coy Frachiseur 4 points, and Brian Strother 3 points.

Connor Harvey led the Mena Bearcats in scoring with 21 points on the night, as Zeb Wilson added on 9 points, Nick Myers 7 points, Zane Stephens and Brock Strother 6 points, Daniel Davis 4 points, and Blake Seals 2 points.

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