Cougars lose another tough battle; 65-60 at Furtah
The Cottage School Cougars traveled to Acworth to take on their third GISA school in a row; the mighty Furtah Prep School Eagles. It was their JV squad but two of their key players log heavy minutes for the varsity so that gave the young Cougars more experience against skilled basketball talent. Despite their size and athletic ability, TCS made them work defensively and forced their offense to make several mistakes. The game stayed close the final three quarters only to have Furtah come out on top 65-60 in the end.
The Eagles held a 57-55 lead with less than a minute remaining when Murphy Husnik connected on a three pointer assisted by teammate Shane Hendrickson to go ahead 58-57. After a TCS foul, Cougar steal-turnover and foul, Cottage turnover-foul, and finally a missed shot-foul; Furtah’s top player, #33, sunk eight straight free throws to ice the game. Cottage did manage one last basket as time expired but fell 65-60.
The Cougars did come focused and ready for the third GISA game in a row taking a 22-10 lead after the first period. Furtah’s size and some foul trouble aided an Eagles 2nd quarter run with the Cougars leading 31-24 at intermission. The Eagles pecked away again in the third stanza outscoring TCS 20-14 as Cottage held the slim 45-44 edge to begin the final frame.
The Cougars will host LaGrange Academy tomorrow night in a rematch of last week’s close contest.
Harris Menetre finished with a game high, 23 points and added 4 steals. He also broke a school record with three dunks in one game; one seen below with two hands.
Brett Boyles led the team on the glass with 5 boards and added 13 points.
Murphy Husnik continues his fine play with 10 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals.
Welcome back Larry Orsini. He had strep throat all last week but returned scoring 9 points and hauling down 3 rebounds.
Shane Hendrickson played well with 3 steals and 3 assists.
Parker DeMent logged key minutes helping the team move the ball.
Very Proud Cougar Coaches,
Suroy Henderson and Richie Briggs