Grace Academy girls basketball defeats Oak Mountain 59-43

Published 5:00 pm Friday, February 26, 2016

The Grace Christian Academy Lady Cougars, the third seed out of GISA region 3-AA, traveled to Jefferson Tuesday for the first round of the state tournament.

The Lady Cougars defeated the Oak Mountain Academy Lady Warriors of Carrollton, the second seed from 1-AA, 59-43 to advance to the second round.

In their victory over the Oak Mountain Academy Lady Warriors, the Lady Cougars were led by Perra Harrell who had16 points and five rebounds. Also in double figures were Kelsey Harrell with 13 points, Mikey Harrell with 12 points and Addie Elkins with 10 points.

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Completing the Lady Cougars scoring chart were Lindsey Duke with six points and Kaitlyn Holcombe with two points. Mikey had seven rebounds, Holcombe had five and Elkins had four in the victory.

Addie Elkins had her best game of the season, Head Coach Erwin Harrell said. “Mikey Harrell came off the bench and gave us a tremendous spark. Kelsey Harrell and Perra Harrell played solid as usual.”

One of the Lady Cougars’ keys to victory was limiting the scoring output of Lady Warrior star and LaGrange College commit Collie Pollard. They were able to hold her to only 12 points in the contest and come away with the victory.

Coach Harrell said he could not be more pleased with his team’s performance against Oak Mountain Academy’s Lady Warriors.

“This is just what you want to see at tournament time; a total team win,” he said after the game. “Everyone performed their assignment and then some.”

The Lady Cougars played their second round game on Friday night against Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School of Athens, the number one seed from region 4-AA.