Grace teams win two heading to break

Published 8:06 am Friday, December 21, 2012

The Grace Christian Academy Lady Cougars and Cougars basketball teams headed into Christmas break with a pair of Tuesday victories at Perry Memorial Gymnasium.

The Lady Cougars, who are 9-1, defeated Lighthouse Christian Academy of Tallahassee, Fla., 67-20, and the Cougars, who are 7-4, downed the Thomasville Eagles, 76-71.

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The Lady Cougars led 46-10 at the half, and never looked back.

“We had an opportunity to get everyone on the team some playing time and every player scored,” Lady Cats coach Steve Murr said.

Lady Cougar Emilee Murr led all scorers in the girls game with 13 points. Jasmin Kelly added 12. Shellby Woodrum and eighth grader Kaitlyn Holcombe scored 10 each.

Rounding out the Lady Cougars’ scoring column was Kelsey Harrell with nine points, Lindsey Duke with six, Sarah Castoro with five and Kaitlyn Adams with two.

Lighthouse was led by Marley Williams, with 12 points.

The Cougars jumped out to a 40-19 halftime lead, but the Eagles fought back to cut the lead to three points in the fourth quarter.

Jack McRae led the Cougars in scoring with 25 points. Phillip Bowen added 20, and Bryce McQuaid put in 13.

Rounding out the Bearcats’ scoring column was Brent Noble with eight points, Brent Warr with six and Austin McQuaid with four.

Josh Waller scored 24 points, all in the second half, to lead the Eagles.

Grace’s teams are off until Jan. 5, 2013, when they travel to Fullington Academy for the next Georgia Independent School Association Region 3-A game.