By Tim Chambers
AFTON — Cosby appeared on the right path to slip into the regional championship game, but saw its season end after encountering the wrong “Rhodes.”
Brooke Rhodes fired in 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, paving the way for Cloudland to get past Cosby 39-35 Monday night at Chuckey-Doak Middle School.
The Lady Highlanders (23-10) came in ranked No. 10 in the state while Cosby (25-4) stood at No 4. The game stayed close the entire way.
“I thought the defense that we played in the fourth quarter was the difference,” said Cloudland coach Matt Birchfield. “We had to sit Brooke for almost five minutes, but the defense keeping the game close until she could get back in was the key.”