GCA center Jack McRae reaches 2,000th career point last week

Published 10:06 am Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Center Jack McRae of the Grace Christian Academy Cougars scored his 2,000th career point Tuesday night at Perry Memorial Gymnasium to lead his team to a 92-17 victory over the Robert F. Munroe Bobcats of Quincy, Florida.

McRae poured in 29 points, pulled down eight rebounds and dished out seven assists.

After the game, McRae’s father and head coach Malory McRae said he could not be any prouder of his son.

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“I’m really proud of Jack,” Coach McRae said. “Scoring 2,000 points is a huge accomplishment. We got out to a big lead early on. Even our young guys got to play and they did great.”

Rounding out the scoring chart for the Cougars against the Bobcat were Noah Thomas with 30 points, McRae’s brother Sam McRae with 10 points and Nate Walton with eight points.

On Wednesday, the Cougars, who are 2-1, overall and 0-0 in Georgia Independent School Association Region 3, dropped their first game of the season, bowing 55-44 to the Maclay Marauders of Tallahassee. Jack McRae again led the way, pouring in a team-high 19 points. He also pulled down nine rebounds, blocked a shot and dished out 4 assists. Sam McRae and Noah Thomas scored nine apiece and Nate Walton scored seven.

After the game, Coach McRae gave Maclay credit, pointing out that while his team was up 28-24 at halftime and 36-35 at the end of the third quarter, are probably one of the best teams his Cougars will play all year.

“We got tired and our shots weren’t falling in the fourth quarter,” Coach McRae said.

McRae along with his wife and Jack’s mother, Mardi McRae, were both senior athletes of the year at Bainbridge High School

Coach McRae was a two-time state tennis champion. He won the state singles championship and he and Erman Tanjuatco were state doubles champions. Mrs. McRae, the former Mardi Shiver, cheerleading senior athlete of the year at Bainbridge High School.