Cougars hot and cold is loss

PLAINFIELD — Victories have eluded Greenfield-Central’s boys basketball team for most of this season, and had entirely for Plainfield, the Cougars’ foe Friday night.

Friday provided a great opportunity for one of these squads to soothe longstanding frustration and gain sorely needed momentum.

G-C did get hot against the Quakers, but only for brief stretches. And that’s a big reason why the Cougars took a long and quiet bus ride on Interstate 70 back to Greenfield.

Plainfield rode out a late rally and last-second three-point miss by the Cougars and finally got into the win ledger, 39-38. The Quakers snapped what had been the state’s longest losing streak, 19 games dating to last January.

The Cougars (1-9) scored six points in the second quarter and three the next, and that won’t win games, regardless of the opponent. They also looked baffled against Plainfield’s press, and on the other end missed several easy baskets.

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