Cossatot Basketball Wrap-Up

Cossatot River Senior Girls Basketball Team

~ Senior Girls ~

Cossatot River Basketball season came to a close on Feb. 20th when the Cossatot River Lady Eagles fell short to Quitman, 39-34, in the first round of the 2A State Basketball Tournament at Carlisle High School.

Prior to the senior girls season end, the Lady Eagles won their Conference Championship, won their District Championship, and finished the season with an overall record 25-11, while going 13-1 against Conference opponents.

Tyler Timms, Head Coach of the Lady Eagles, will lose four seniors to graduation this year including Lauren Driver, Rhyen Martin, Jade Richardson, and Ashlen Gonzalez.

Timms commented on his teams season saying, “We had a heck of a year. To win 25 games, win Conference, win District, and go to the State Tournament, with overall a very young team. I am very proud of our kids, and I always have been.”

~ Senior Boys ~

The Cossatot River senior boys season was ended in the first round of the 2A South Regional Tournament, as the Eagles lost to number one seed Lafayette County, 73-43, at Junction City.

The Eagles finished their season with an overall record of 11-21, while going 6-8 in conference play.

Eagles Coach Wendell Cartwright will watch three seniors graduate this season including Trenton Rosson, Kolt Richardson, and Garrett Watkins.

~ Junior Boys ~

The Cossatot Jr. Eagles season came to an end after the Jr. Boys dropped their semi-finals matchup against Dierks, 33-25, in their District Tournament.

“I am proud of the boys this year. This was the most competitive group of boys I have had since I have been here and it showed in their results this year,” said Blake Alexander, Coach of the Jr. Eagles.

Alexander added, “They took pride in what they were doing everyday and worked hard to get better. I really enjoyed coaching them and I am looking forward to what they can accomplish in the following years.”

~ Junior Girls ~

The Cossatot Jr. Girls season ended in the first round of their District Tournament, as the Jr. Lady Eagles fell short to Foreman, 26-23.

Brian Richardson, Coach of the Jr. Lady Eagles, commented on his teams season saying, “I enjoyed this year with the Jr. Girls. They are a mixture of grit, determination, and hustle.”

Richardon added, “There is no quit in them and they love the game. The girls really care about each other and made this year a great year.”

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