Cougars claw Georgia Christian, Lady Cougars come up short

Published 4:18 pm Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The GCA Cougars and Lady Cougars faced off against Georgia Christian Academy Friday night, where the Cougars came out victorious, while the Lady Cougars fell just short.

The Cougars came out on fire, scoring 19 points in the first period and 20 points in the period two, while Georgia Christian scored 10 and 12 points respectively. The team continued to dominate in period three and four, scoring 13 and 20 points and coming out victorious 72-42.

Jaylen Jones led the team with a whopping 26 points, followed by Wyatt Carpenter and De’Andre Rogers, who each scored 13 points. Seth Parker scored six points, while Chasen Wood helped with five.

Rogers led the team in offensive rebounds with eight, while Jones had nine defensive rebounds.

The Lady Cougars had a strong first half, scoring eight and 12 points, but had a tough time finding the net in period three and four, scoring four and 10 points, eventually losing 34-41.

Mallie Andrews led the team in scoring with 12 points with the help of Emelia Woodrum, who scored 11 points and Caroline Wells, who scored nine points.

Woodrum also helped out the team by making three of five free throws.

Kate McRae had four assists, allowing her teammates to get it to the hoop. Sister, Lainey McRae led in offensive rebounds with three and tied for most defensive rebounds with two.

The teams will host their homecoming basketball game Friday night, where they are hoping for a win.

The girls game will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the boys game, where the queen will be crowned during halftime.