In three straight games, the number three¯ has haunted Rhea
County High School head basketball coach Mike Phillips and the Eagles, because they have suffered
the third loss in a row by three points and with a last shot attempt from beyond the arc.
Eagles lost 68-65 to the Cumberland County Jets on Tuesday, which marked their fourth loss in the
last five games, bringing their record to 4-5 (1-3 in District 5-AAA). The fourth loss was by
only six points. Phillips contends the Eagles are competing, and it's just a matter of
catching a break and those close games could go either way. He also wants his team to continue
to believe in themselves.
Lady Eagles With the move to District 6-AAA next year, the Lady
Eagles of Rhea County High School (RCHS) saw first hand what awaits them, as Rhea took on the
Cumberland County Lady Jets on Tuesday and won 54-46.
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