Grace hoops teams win 3, lose 3
The Grace Christian Academy Lady Cougars and Cougars basketball teams split six recent games.
On Tuesday, the Lady Cougars and Cougars split Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA) region games with the visiting Randolph Southern School Lady Patriots and Patriots. The Lady Cougars lost 60-57, and the Cougars won 67-59.
The Lady Cougars were without the services of Shellby Woodrum, who had started every other game this season and was out with a head injury. Grace led 26-23 at halftime and were closing the gap when both Emilee Murr and Jasmin Kelly fouled out of the game.
Murr had a career-high 33 points to lead the Lady Cougars, and Kelly scored 13 points. Hannah Wynn, who started in place of Woodrum, scored five points. Kelsey Harrell had four points and eight assists, and Lindsey Duke and Kaitlyn Holcombe each scored one point.
The Lady Patriots were led by Parker Rigsby, with 21 points.
The Cougars defeated the Patriots, 67-59. They led 45-24 at halftime.
Grace had three players in double figures. Jack McRae led the way with 27 points, Phillip Bowen scored 21 and Brent Noble scored 10. Rounding out the Cougars’ scoring column were Brent Warr with six points, and Bryce McQuaid with three.
On Monday, Jan. 14, in Quincy, Fla., the Lady Cougars defeated the Robert F. Munroe School Lady Bobcats, 31-22, and the Cougars defeated the Bobcats, 72-51.
In their victory over the Lady Bobcats, the Lady Cougars were led again by Murr, with 10 points. Kelly and Harrell scored seven each, Woodrum put in five and Wynn added two.
Munroe was led by Mary Glynn, with seven points.
In the Cougars’ victory over the Bobcats, McRae led the team with 22 points. Also breaking into the double-figure column were Bowen with 14 points, Noble with 13 and Bryce McQuaid with 10.
Bailey Wood and Austin McQuaid scored five each and Warr scored four.
Bo Bailey led the Bobcats, with 16 points.
On Friday, Jan. 11, in Valdosta, Ga., the Lady Cougars lost 51-39 to the Georgia Christian School Lady Generals and the Cougars lost 69-65 to the Generals.
In their game against Georgia Christian, the Lady Cougars (11-6) were led by Murr, with 17 points. She was followed by Woodrum with nine points, Harrell with seven, Kelly with four and Wynn with two.
Haley Garrett of the Lady Generals took game-scoring honors, with 21 points.
In their game with the Generals, the Cougars (10-7) were led by Bowen, with a game-high 28 points, and McRae, with 21. Brothers Bryce and Austin McQuaid scored four points each and Warr added two.
C.J. Lynch led the Generals, with 27 points.
Jan. 22 – 25 is Grace Christian’s Homecoming Week. On Friday, Jan. 25, the Grace boys and girls basketball teams will host Georgia Christian Academy at the Perry Memorial Gymnasium, with games starting at 4 p.m.