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October 26, 2023

Cowboys adopt short-term memory mindset for Plano

Rhea Chowdhary
Coppell junior guard James Faison breaks through Flower Mound junior small forward Brandon Stauty and sophomore shooting guard Reid Jacobson. Coppell hosts Plano tonight at 7 p.m. at CHS Arena.

Three games left, three opportunities. The Coppell boys basketball team has three games remaining in its regular season and two spots to move up to secure a playoff spot. 

Today, the Cowboys host Plano at 7 p.m. at CHS Arena, Coppell’s final home game of the regular season. In District 6-6A, Coppell (15-15, 4-7) currently sits at sixth, the Wildcats (12-16, 2-9), trailing behind at seventh. 

On Jan. 12, the Wildcats defeated Coppell 61-56. From the Wildcat’s roster, Coppell is preparing for senior UNT commit Tyran Mason, who has had multiple 30-plus point games so far this season. 

The Cowboys recently fell to undefeated, No. 1 state-ranked Plano East, the loss motivating Coppell heading into its next game against the Wildcats. 

“We gave up 77 points and that’s unacceptable,” Coppell senior forward Antonio Romo said. “It’s not what we strive for.”

According to Romo, the Cowboys have struggled this season to take early leads, taking about a 10-15 point deficit for the adrenaline to start kicking in for the team. 

However, the Cowboys are shifting mindsets heading into tonight’s game, taking on a “short-term memory” and putting their recent loss behind them to shift gears toward Plano. 

Tuesday’s game is also Senior Night for Coppell, as the Cowboys recognize more than half their roster. 

Follow Ava (@avakjohnson4) and @SidekickSports on X. 

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Ava Johnson
Ava Johnson, Sports Assignment Editor
Ava is a senior and the sports assignment editor for The Sidekick. If she’s not working on a piece, you can find her reading, spending time with loved ones, or listening to music. You can contact her at [email protected], or through Instagram at (@heylolitsava).
Rhea Chowdhary
Rhea Chowdhary, Video Editor
Rhea Chowdhary is a junior and the video editor of The Sidekick. She produces, assists and collaborates on videos of the community of Coppell, and creates lots of multimedia content in general. You can contact her by email ([email protected]), and follow her work on Instagram (@rhea.chowdhary) and X (rhea_chowdhary).

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