Lady Cougars defeat Highland with late comeback

Published 4:46 pm Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Grace Christian Academy Lady Cougar’s basketball team escaped a close game with a win on Thursday, Jan. 19, against Highlands Christian, 31-28.

The game was tight from tip-off. The first half was next in neck, with each team winning one quarter. Grace claimed the first quarter 7-4, while Highlands responded by taking the second quarter 9-6. The score was tied at 13 all when the teams headed into the locker room for halftime.

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The second half saw the evenly matched teams continue their first half struggle to get ahead. Grace went down in the third, losing the quarter 11-8 to put Highland Christian up 24-21. Grace responded in the fourth however, and the Lady Cougars defense came up in a big way to hold Highlands to only 4 points while Grace scored 10 to seal the game 31-28 for Grace.

Mikey Harrell led the scoring for Grace with 13 points, and led in rebounding with 7.  Addie Elkins was the second leading scorer with 6 points.

The Lady Cougar’s next game is Friday, Jan. 27, at home against Georgia Christian.

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