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Jackson Heights Lady Cobras Wrap-up Their Season in Heartbreaking Fashion to the Wabaunsee Chargers
By Kryndon Proffitt
Copyright: MSC sports
02/26/2024

Intro

Quarterfinals of Substate kick off for the Lady Cobras at Alma, Wabaunsee. Where the 7-13 Snakes take on the 11-9 Lady Chargers in the home opening round of the playoffs. Jackson heights came into the night relying heavily upon Senior Dawson Cochren to lead the team with her nearly 17 points-per-game average. The Cobras will also have needed to beat Wabaunsee’s full court press. Unfortunately, the Chargers came out on fire.

 

Jackson Heights Vs Wabaunsee (55-77)

The game started with the Cobras winning the tip-off and earning the early basket to go up 2-0. However, after they had a 4-3 lead, in a blink of the eye it was 15-4 and the first quarter ended 28-8. The Cobra girls ended the first half down 48-26 as the snakes were able to only lose the second quarter in scoring 20-18. The rest of the game was completely out of reach for the snakes, as playing catch-up was just to hard. The Chargers backed out of their full court press once they had a stable enough of a lead, and despite the pressure ending against the Cobras, the Chargers scoring did not. Kaci Meseke finished the opening round of substate with twenty-five points, winning my player to bank on. Which helped the Chargers finish with the score 77-55. The one bright spot of the game for Jackson Heights was Senior Dawson Cochren’s amazing performance to finish her highschool basketball career with twenty-six points on the game and two threes. 

 

Year and Review for the Cobras

A tough year for the Cobra girls finishing 5th in NEKL at 7-9 and an overall of 7-14, compared to the year prior where they went 18-5. After losing Kanyon Olberding and Kaylee Thompson, going into this year was going to be an uphill battle for the snakes, and they slithered through it the best they could despite the heart breaks. Dawson Cochren was able to finish her senior year phenomenally posting over three hundred plus points and over a hundred-seventy rebounds. Despite the drop in wins and success, the Cobra girls can hold their head high knowing they gave it their all and will look to continue to improve with more players coming up with promise.

 

Early Preview for Next Cobra Season

It’s never to early for coffee just like it’s never to early to get excited for the next ball season. Though most is unknown with player returns, and upcoming freshman, but here’s some of my thoughts and insight about the 2024-2025 basketball season: The Cobra girls will most likely return a high amount of starters and letter winners, three seniors being in the bunch with Jennifer Buck, Savannah Cattrel, and the star three-point shooter Taylor Bosley. The Cobras will have an incoming prospect in Sophmore Chesnea Cochren who looks to be just as physical as her sister, and can play at just as high of a level. Chesnea finished this season with over hundred-sixty points and over a hundred rebounds. The Snakes will also possibly have Brynn Shupe returning at point guard to lead the Cobras down the court, another Cobra player who also had a solid year. Hopefully going into next year, despite the addition of both Riverside and Troy into the NEKL league, this girls team can still compete and do their best!

 

Cobra Channel

If you’d like to see more coverage of Cobra sports like tomorrow’s Varsity Boys Matchup, Jackson Heights Vs Mission Valley, come check out the Cobra Channel!


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