Cobden improves to 13-5 overall with wins over Cairo, Elverado
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team won twice last week.
Cobden 51, Cairo 50: Noah Franklin made a pair of free throws with 2.6 seconds remaining in the game to lift the host Appleknockers to the non-conference win Saturday, Jan. 11.
“He stepped up and hit both of them,” Cobden coach Wendell Wheeler said.
After Noah Franklin hit the first free throw to tie the game, the Pilots called a time out. Franklin came out of the time out and had the game-winning free throw.
Cairo then attempted a half-court shot at the buzzer that failed to hit the backboard.
The Appleknockers pulled ahead for a 17-5 first quarter lead that was built around a 3-pointer by Noah Franklin.
Joe Brumleve got the Cobden fans fired up in the second quarter with a slam dunk as the Appleknockers led 31-21 at the half.
The Pilots fought back to pull to 38-33 after three quarters.
Noah Franklin opened the final quarter with a slam dunk. Cairo fought back in the quarter for a 45-45 tie going into the overtime.
Brumleve scored a pair of free throws and Dylan Lewey added a basket to give Cobden a 49-48 lead before the Pilots scored for a 50-49 as the game wound down.
Brumleve led the way for Cobden with 19 points. Lewey added 12 points, Noah Franklin 9, Tyler Franklin 7 and Alex Remsey and Landon Britt 2 apiece.
Cobden 48, Elverado 32: The host Appleknockers built an early lead on their way to the South Egyptian Conference win Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Noah Franklin and Lewey led the way with 14 points apiece.
Brumleve added 11 points, Juan Lopez 5 and Tyler Franklin 4.
Cobden, 13-5, is scheduled to play at the Massac County Tournament Tuesday, Jan. 21.