Cosby takes measure of Rangers

Published 5:32 pm Saturday, February 11, 2017

Star Photo/Larry N. Souders The Rangers' Gary Wright (12) is fouled by Cosby’s Landon Myers (21) as he drives the baseline for a layup.

Star Photo/Larry N. Souders
The Rangers’ Gary Wright (12) is fouled by Cosby’s Landon Myers (21) as he drives the baseline for a layup.

Cosby came into Snavely Gym on Friday night with the ‘eagle eye’ and handed Unaka a lopsided 92-62 nonconference loss.
Senior forward Kyler Lewis scored a game-high 34 points, but it wasn’t enough as four Eagles scored double figures.
The Eagles soared in the early going with post Landon Myers dropping in five points as Cosby led 14-4 with 2:52 remaining in the period. After a bucket from Kurry Cody for Cosby, John Ramsey dropped in a three-ball from the corner to make it a 16-7 contest with under two minutes left.
Cody dropped in a trey to open the second quarter as Cosby led 23-9, but the Rangers went on a 7-0 run with Ramsey knocking down a three-ball and Kyler Lewis and Gary Wright each getting a deuce as Unaka closed to within 23-16 at the 6:19 mark.
Ramsey dropped in another trey for Unaka, but Cosby answered with 3-pointers from Seth Arrowood and Isaiah Benjamin to take a 37-25 lead with 42 ticks on the clock. A three-point play by Lewis cut the Cosby lead to 42-30 at the break.
The Eagles (19-6 overall) stormed the court in the third period with Cody scoring seven points and Ty Way adding a three-point play as Cosby ran off to a 55-36 lead with 4:27 in the stanza. Way’s second three-point play staked Cosby to a 62-36 lead with 2:53 left in the third quarter.
With Cody and Way scoring 30 of Cosby’s 32 third quarter points the Eagles entered the fourth period with a 74-40 lead.
“We got a few stops, and that got us going,” Eagles head coach Brad Flatford said. “Kurry hit a couple of three’s, and we had a lot of success in transition. Defensively we rotated back and forth and were most effective in our 1-3-1.”
Way finished with 26 points while Cody added 25 and both Austin McKeehan and Landon Myers scored 10.
“We had some turnovers that led to some run-outs,” Rangers head coach Aaron Dugger said. “They are a good team, well coached and they will be a tough out for one of our teams that have to go down there and try to beat them. We had trouble holding on to the ball, but some of that was their physicality. We were in position, but the ball ate us up.”

Cosby 92-62
Cosby (92)
Benjamin 7, McGill 2, McKeehan 10, Way 26, Cody 25, Myers 10, Wise 6, Williamson 3, Arrowood 3.
Unaka (62)
Lewis 34, Johnson 2, Hill 4, Wright 4, Drew 4, Ramsey 14.

Cosby 20 22 32 18 – 92
Unaka 9 21 10 22 – 62
3-point goals: C 6 (Cody 3, Williamson 1, Benjamin 1, Arrowood 1), U 4 (Ramsey 4)

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