Lady Cougars and Cougars gars fall short against Terrell Academy

Published 5:51 pm Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Grace Christian Academy Lady Cougars and Cougars basketball teams dropped a pair of close games to the Terrell Academy Lady Eagles and Eagles last Friday in Dawson.

The Lady Cougars, who are 4-1 overall and 0-0 the Georgia Independent Schools Association Class AA Region 3, dropped a 51-43 decision to the Terrell Academy Lady Eagles.

The Cougars, who are 4-2 overall and 0-0 in the Georgia Independent Schools Association Class AA Region 3, dropped a tight 53-51 decision to the Terrell Academy Eagles

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Lady Cougars coach Erwin Harrell said he thought the Lady Eagles inside game was the difference in the game.

“Their inside game was too much for us tonight,” Harrell said after the game.  “We dug ourselves into a hole at halftime, trailing 27-6. I challenged the ladies to win the third and fourth quarters and we did, losing the game by 8 points.”

Perra Harrell led the Lady Cougars with 19 points and Kelsey Harrell had 11 points, five rebounds and three steals. Marilauren Farr of the Lady Eagles took game scoring honors with 24 points.

Shelby Woodrum was the Lady Cougars rebound leader with six points and Kaitlyn Holcombe had five.

Cougars coach Dr. Mallory McRae expressed pride in his team’s effort against the Eagles.

“This was the best game we played all year,” he said after the game. “Even though we lost, we did a lot better as a team. I am proud of our guys and the way they kept it together tonight and the way they fought until the end.”

Leading the way for the Cougars were Jack McRae with six points and seven rebounds, Sam McRae with 11 points and six steals, Tret Dudley with six rebounds and six steals, and Nate Walden with five rebounds.