Cobden earns 20th win of season
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team earned its 20th win of the season last week.
Cobden has posted two straight 20-win seasons. The last time the Appleknockers had two consecutive 20-game winning seasons was the 1964 team, which finished second in the state tournament.
Cobden 51, Thompsonville 23: The host Appleknockers pulled ahead early for the non-conference Purple Out game win Saturday, Feb. 15.
The game, which was played in a packed gymnasium, was a benefit game to help support a scholarship in honor of former Cobden standout athlete Taylor Tomazzoli, who passed away in a traffic accident last month.
Alex Remsey opened the game for the Appleknockers with a 3-pointer.
With Noah Franklin adding another 3-pointer and Joe Brumleve having a slam dunk, Cobden built a 17-11 first quarter lead.
Jose Lopez and Dylan Lewey had a 3-pointer apiece in the second quarter to help build a 31-16 lead at the halftime.
Alex Remsey added another 3-pointer in the third quarter as Cobden had a 42-18 lead after three quarters.
Remsey added another 3-pointer in the final quarter to close out the scoring.
Brumleve led the way for Cobden with 20 points.
Remsey added 9 points, Lewey 8, Noah Franklin and Lopez 5 apiece and Tyler Franklin 4.
Cobden 78, Dongola 45: The visiting Appleknockers took an early lead on their way to their final South Egyptian Conference win of the season Friday, Feb. 14.
The win gave Cobden its first undefeated conference winning season since 1979. The Appleknockers have shared the conference title previously.
The Appleknockers led 24-16 after one quarter and 46-31 at the half. Cobden led 51-39 after three quarters.
Brumleve led the Appleknockers with 21 points.
Tyler Franklin added 17 points, Noah Franklin 14, Lewey 12, Lopez 7, Remsey 4 and Brady Bundren 3.
Evan Treat scored 13 points to lead Dongola.
Joey Thomas added 10 points, Colin Hall 9, Andrew Tarpley 8, Carmen Hogue 3 and Hunter Freeman 2.
Cobden, 20-8, is scheduled to play its final regular season home game on Senior Night this Saturday against Patoka. The Appleknockers are scheduled to host a Class 1A regional Feb. 24-28.