Appleknockers score win over Patoka, enter regional tournament as top seed

The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team topped visiting Patoka 60-43 in a non-conference game to close out regular season play on Senior Night Saturday, Feb. 22.

“Patoka played really hard,” Cobden coach Wendell Wheeler said. “But it was a good senior day for us.”

The Cobden gymnasium was packed on both sides for the final regular season outing.

The Appleknockers built an 11-10 first quarter lead around Dylan Lewey’s 3-pointer.

Lewey added another 3-pointer in the second quarter and Cobden led 25-21 at the half.

Tyler Franklin made two 3-pointers in the third quarter and Alex Remsey added another for a 19-6 third quarter scoring surge that gave Cobden a commanding 44-27 lead headed into the final quarter.

Remsey made another 3-pointer in the final quarter and the Appleknockers finished the game with six 3-pointers.

Joe Brumleve led the way for Cobden with 20 points and 9 rebounds.

Noah Franklin added 13 points and 10 rebounds. Lewey, who was 7 of 8 from the free throw line, finished with 13 points. Tyler Franklin added 8 points and Remsey 6.

Cobden seniors who are graduating are Lewey, Remsey, Brumleve and Jose Lopez

Cobden, which finished regular season play with a 22-8 record, was scheduled to play Century on Wednesday in the Appleknockers’ Class 1A regional.

The Appleknockers are the top seed in their regional this week. They were the top seed last season also in the regional and lost on the road to Hardin County. The team would like to come out on the winning end this season.

“The best thing is we don’t have to get on that bus,” said Wheeler about having the home contest.  



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