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GCA Cougars, Lady Cougars basketball face tough region loss

The Grace Christian Academy Cougars and Lady Cougars basketball team faced off against tough region opponent, SGA on Thursday night, where they both ended in a loss.

Despite the final scoreboard, the Cougars were neck and neck throughout the game.

The Cougars ended their game 63-74. Even with the loss, the team still had a lot to be proud of. They previously lost against SGA by a bigger margin and have since improved to close that point spread.

The team started off strong, scoring eight points in the first quarter. Wyatt Carpenter scored two points, while Carter Hathcoat scored five points and Seth Parker scored one.

Going into the second quarter, Carpenter was on fire, dominating the court with eight points, making two 3 pointers. Hathcoat also made a 3 pointer, along with Parker. Carpenter continued his momentum in the second half, scoring nine points in the third quarter. Hathcoat scored three points, Gabe Parker scored four points, Seth Parker scored six points and Kevin Brooks scored three.

The team finished the fourth quarter with Carpenter scoring two points, Hathcoat scoring five points, Seth Parker scoring five and Jack Holden scoring two.

Coach Travis Harrison hated to see the team lose, but he did see some positive to the game.

“There were moments where we shared the ball well and got excited for each other,” he said. “If we can build that camaraderie up, I think we will have a good end to the season.”

However, with the loss Harrison plans to work the team on conditioning before they play Citizens Christian. Harrison has not yet seen Citizens play, but was proud of his team’s fight and hustle on Thursday and thinks they will bring that same intensity against Citizens.