Cobden girls record first loss of season

The Cobden High School girls’ basketball team had its first loss of the season to host Herrin in the Christmas tournament play Saturday, Dec. 26.

The Appleknockers finished the tournament with a 2-3 record after losing two more games after the Herrin game.

“They were three pretty darn good teams we lost to,” Cobden coach Travis Foster said.

Cobden’s Taylor Orsburn and Ana Duda were named to the all-tournament team.

Following are game summaries:

Herrin 54, Cobden 35: The Lady Tigers built an early lead in the win Monday, Dec. 28.

Herrin led 10-6 after one  quarter and 23-16 at the half. The Lady Tigers were ahead 38-28 going into the final period.

Duda scored 11 points to lead the Appleknockers. Katelyn Wiggs added 9 points, Orsburn 6, Rebekah Russell 5 and Kayla Quertermous 4.

Cobden  34, Johnston City 26: Duda and Quertermous scored 10 points apiece to lead Cobden to the tourney win Tuesday, Dec. 29.

Wiggs added 8 points, Orsburn and Russell 3 each.

The Appleknockers led 12-6 after one quarter and 19-9 at the half. Cobden was ahead 25-13 headed into the final period.

Pinckneyville 51, Cobden 37: The Lady Panthers won in Cobden’s first tournament game Wednesday, Dec. 30.

Duda had 14 points to lead the Appleknockers. Russell added 7 points, Wiggs 6, Quertermous and Mara Hackethal 4 apiece and Orsburn 2.

Cobden led 13-8 after one quarter and 21-16 at the half. The Lady Panthers made a 16-4 third quarter run to build a 32-25 lead after three periods.

Vienna 40, Cobden 39: The Appleknockers let a first quarter lead slip away in the loss in their final game Wednesday, Dec. 30.

Cobden led 13-12 after one quarter and 21-18 at the half. The Lady Eagles made a 12-9 run in the third period for a 30-30 tie going into the final period.

Cobden, which missed a basket at the buzzer, was outscored 10-9 in the last frame.

Wiggs had 14 points to lead Cobden. Orsburn added 12 points, Quertermous 6, Duda 3 and Hackethal and Mariah Piper 2 apiece.

Cobden, 11-3, is scheduled to play Saturday at home against Anna-Jonesboro.

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