BY NORM BETZ –
The Cossatot River Lady Eagles flew past the Fouke Lady Panthers, 57-27, to remain a perfect 4-0 in 3A-7 conference play on Friday night.
“We shot the ball well and our energy was good,” said Lady Eagles head coach Tyler Timms. “We really set the tempo of the game with our defensive play.”
The Lady Eagles not only defeated the Lady Panthers by 30 points, but they also held Fouke to just five total points in two of the four quarters.
Cossatot opened the game on a 9-1 run and ultimately led 13-5 at the end of the first quarter. Raegan Richardson started off the game drilling a three-pointer, Stacy Wilcher added a three-pointer of her own, and Raegan Richardson closed out the run knocking down another shot from beyond the arc. Saybra Richardson and Alanna Craft rounded out the opening quarter, scoring each with a lay-up.
“This was a good physical game for us,” said Timms. “We played well under the basket and blocked out well too.”
The Lady Eagles started the second quarter with a 10-3 run with Saybra Richardson and Kylie Tadlock each scoring five points. Saybra Richardson had a pair of buckets and made one-of-two free throws, while Tadlock drained one from downtown and then added a bucket. Cossatot closed out the second outscoring Fouke 10-6 and led 33-14 at halftime. Tadlock laid one in off the backboard and then hit her second three-ball of the quarter, Raegan Richardson and Saybra Richardson each added buckets, while Wilcher connected on one-of-two from the charity stripe.
Cossatot outscored Fouke 10-8 in the third quarter and led 43-22 as the quarter expired. Kara Richardson led the way hitting four-of-six from the line, while Saybra Richardson and Craft each tossed in treys.
The Lady Eagles put 14 points on the board in the final quarter, while holding the Lady Panthers to just five points. Cossatot defeated Fouke 57-27 to remain perfect in conference play. Wilcher grabbed the baton and led the Lady Eagles in the fourth with five points, a three-point play the old-fashioned way and a bucket. Kara Richardson kissed one in off the glass and added one-of-two free throws, Saybra Richardson drove the lane and dropped in a lay-up, Cayle Stuart tossed in a 14-foot jumper but missed a pair from the line, while Raegan Richardson rounded out the Lady Eagles scoring hitting two-of-three from the stripe.
Sabra Richardson led all scorers with 14 points, Raegan Richardson and Kylie Tadlock each added 10 points, Stacy Wilcher scored nine points, Kara Richardson scored seven points, Alana Craft added five points, while Cayle Stuart was good for two points. The Lady Eagles shot 43% from the free throw line (10-of-23), while the Lady Panthers shot 25% making 1-of-4 from the stripe.