Varsity Boys Basketball

Friday night (1/18/19): The Cottage School Cougars played host to the top AAC seed, Howard Hawks (4-0), looking to put a stop to their three season losing streak. Cottage had a good game plan and held a late lead, but once again the Hawks made a statement that they are still the reigning back to back champions. Howard took advantage of several missed shots in the final frame from TCS, leading to their 46-33 victory.

The Cougars held a 29-26 edge at the end of the third period, and it appeared the contest would end on a final possession as both teams exchanged multiple lead changes throughout. With 5:48 showing on the clock Cottage scored to go ahead 31-30. It would be their last as the Cougars did not score another field goal the rest of the game. Howard connected on a couple of three pointers, transition layups, and three throws to put TCS out of reach; ultimately winning 46-33.

Coach Briggs spoke after the tough loss; “We are close. In four weeks we expect to reach our full potential. What it does is motivate us to work even harder at finding a way. Credit Howard for a good game defensively. We hope to get one more chance at them in the playoffs.” Cottage will go to Mill Springs next Wednesday (1/23) before enjoying Homecoming weekend versus Lyndon Academy on Friday and the Alumni on Saturday.

Game Notes:

Parker DeMent had the best game of his career. He pulled down 13 boards to go with 6 points and a blocked shot.

Shane Hendrickson’s stat line won’t show much, but he also had a stellar game.

Tim Mattioli scored a team high 13 points in his second game back from injury. He also added 6 rebounds and 3 steals.

Aidan Briggs would be the first to tell you he was not happy with his performance, but did finish with 8 rebounds, 6 points, and 2 assists.

Very Proud Cougar Coaches,

Suroy Henderson and Richie Briggs

Varsity Boys Stats 2019