Cougars’ playoff run comes to an end

Published 5:00 pm Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Despite Jaylen Jones putting up 33 points on Shiloh Hill in the GISAA state semifinals last Friday, the Grace Christian Academy Cougars took a tough loss on the chin and fell 60-51.

Jones’ big night saw him go 12-of-20 from the field, hitting three 3-pointers, and hitting 6-of-13 free throws. He also had four rebounds a two assists.

The emotional game started off for Shiloh Hill from tip off, as they took a 18-11 after the first quarter and kept ahead 29-24 going into halftime. A slow third quarter saw both teams only scoring 8 points each, but Shiloh Hill ran away with it in the fourth, scoring 23 points to GCA’s 19.

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The loss eliminated the Cougars from the tournament. Shiloh Hill won the state championship the next day.

Sam McRae had 12 points and 6 rebounds, and Jared Duke added 5 points to the board.

Seniors McRae, Duke, Clay Wells and Collin Woodrum were cheered for by family, friends and fans during and after the tough loss.