St. Joe drops Cobras out of 6-2A tourney

BY BRADLEY CROW

The Wesson Cobras (18-10) hopes at the 2A playoffs were dashed Monday night at Enterprise when the St. Joseph Bruins beat the Cobras 61-55 in a game that saw the Cobras only muster 13 first half points.

The Cobras cut a 17-point deficit in the third quarter to one point heading into the fourth period but could not keep the momentum going in the fourth quarter.

Senior point guard Josh Hood ended his career with 18 points and 5 assists to help the Cobras claw back from its deficit.  Junior post player Jeromy Smith raked in 14 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double.  Junior Tyler Lumley contributed 7 in the loss.

“We are disappointed but from where we came at tryouts last year to last night was great,” commented Cobra head coach Ron Kessler.  “We made tremendous strides and were just two wins shy of the school record.”

The Cobras lose three seniors in guards Hood, Cody King, and Samuel King.  Hood and King have been with Kessler since day one.

“I can’t say enough about Josh and Cody,” added Kessler.  “I am proud of the hard work they have done as young men and as basketball players.  They will be truly missed.  Ray Ray was a nice pickup and addition to our team.  They will all be missed.”

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