GCA snags close wins against Georgia Christian
Published 3:33 pm Tuesday, January 21, 2020
The Grace Christian Academy Cougars and Lady Cougars basketball team took to the courts Friday night, where they beat region opponent Georgia Christian in a tight game.
The Lady Cougars won by a single shot, 33-32, and the Cougars won by three points 62-59.
Emellia Woodrum kicked things off for the Lady Cougars, scoring seven points for the team in the first quarter. Mary Glenn Warr and Caroline Wells both scored two points in the first quarter and Lainey McRae scored one point.
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Wells, Woodrum and Lainey scored another two points in the second quarter, with Kate McRae also adding two points to the board.
Kate continued to put points on the board in the third quarter, being the only one to score with four points.
In the final quarter, the team scored eight points with Wells scoring six and Lainey scoring two.
Coming off the Lady Cougars momentum, the Cougars were determined to put up a win too.
Wyatt Carpenter and Gabe Parker netted four points for the Cougars in the first quarter, with Carter Hathcoat draining a three pointer.
Hathcoat put another three pointer on the board in the second quarter, along with Seth Parker. Seth also scored a two-pointer and Kevin Brooks scored two points.
Gabe was on fire in the third quarter, scoring eight points, while Carpenter netted four points and Hathcoat scoring two.
Hathcoat continued to dominate the three-point shots in the final quarter of the game, scoring nine points. Seth made two three-point shots, scoring six points and Carpenter made one shot, scoring three points. Gabe scored three points on a layup and free throw, and Jack Holden finished off the game with two points.
The Cougars played the Citizens Christian Patriots the following night, where they also won, while the Lady Cougars lost in a heartbreaker.
Both teams are proud of the win against Georgia Christian and hope to continue their winning streak against North Florida Christian at home on Friday night.