GCA Cougars, Lady Cougars split homecoming weekend

Published 7:49 pm Friday, February 7, 2014

Grace Christian Academy celebrated Homecoming Weekend with flying colors last Friday as the Cougars and Lady Cougars took on Fullington Academy. The Cougars stomped the Trojans 70-54, but the Lady Cougars lost to the Lady Trojans 48-24.
The Lady Cougars had a difficult time putting the ball through the hoop, shooting 22 percent from the field and 18 percent from the three-point line.
“We had trouble putting the ball in the hole tonight,” GCA coach Tommy Yancey said. “It’s tough to win games at any level when you shoot as low of a percentage as we did tonight.”
Yancey said he and the team would have to work on a better game plan if the Lady Cougars will want to find success. In addition, the team has to concentrate on good form while shooting to pour in as many points as they can.
The Lady Cougars were able to make up for lost points by cutting down on turnovers, but in the end the Lady Trojans were able to outscore them.
“We need to continue to improve in all aspects of the game, especially the small details,” Yancey said. “We will work and we will continue to get better.”
Shelby Woodrum led the Lady Cougars in shooting with nine points. Kelsey Harrell was able to put up seven points and Lindsey Duke added six points.
The Cougars took the court quickly and aggressively, starting strong and never trailing throughout the entire game.
Fullington made a few runs in the second half that cut the Cougar’s lead to less than 10 points, but the didn’t last long.
Jack McRae was the game’s point leader with an astounding 31 points, 13 rebounds and 6 steals. McRae scored the first 11 points for the Cougars. Behind him, Brent Nobles had a solid game as well, scoring 18 points, grabbing six rebounds and four assists.
Garvis Kelley had a double-double for the night, pouring in 12 points and having 12 steals.
The Cougars were making baskets all night, shooting 50 percent from the field. They held the Trojans to shooting only 39 percent from the field.
“We came up a little short when we traveled up there earlier and we were glad to get one back and protect our home court,” Yancey said. “The first time they really shot the ball well against us from the three-point line, but tonight we did an excellent job of closing out on shooters and turning them into drivers instead of shooters.”
The Cougars and Lady Cougars traveled to Georgia Christian Friday for their last regular season game.

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