A shorthanded Central Linn boys basketball team dropped a 40-28 nonconference game to Taft on Monday in Halsey.
The Cobras (5-2) were without two starters, who were ill.
Andre Holmes scored 16, but the Cobras had two others with points.
"For a small school like that it's definitely a big deal when two starters are gone," CLHS coach John Nightingale said.
The Cobras play at Knappa Friday.