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Cougars, Lady Cougars beat Baker County Bears

BY ETHAN REDDISH

The GCA Cougars took on the Baker County Bears over the weekend, with the boys winning 48-28, and the girls winning 42-39.

The boys were at their strongest in the first quarter, scoring 19 points. Wyatt Carpenter scored four layups, as well as both a three point and single point shot; Corin McKay scored a single layup; and Ben Faircloth scored both a three pointer and a layup. The second quarter saw the boys score 9 points.

Carpenter scored a three pointer, a layup and two single point shots, while McKay scored a layup.

After halftime, the boys scored 11 points in the third quarter, with Carpenter scoring a layup, McKay scoring two layups and a three pointer, and Faircloth scoring a layup. The fourth quarter saw Carpenter score three single point shots; McKay scored a three pointer; and Faircloth scored both a layup and a single point shot, bringing the fourth quarter total to nine points.

The girls likewise had their strongest score in the first quarter, earning fifteen points. Lainey McRae scored two layups and five single pointers; Mary Glenn Warr scored a layup and two single points; and Kassidy Widner scored two single pointers. The second quarter saw McRae score a layup, Isabella Barnett score a single point and a layup, Widner a layup and Katherine Griffin a layup. The third quarter saw McRae score a single point, Warr scored a single point, Barnett scored two single points and Griffin scored two layups. The fourth quarter concluded with Warr scoring a layup and two single points and Widner scored three layups.

“We started out last nights game without our top defender due to injury,” Coach Lance Godwin said. “Our leading scorer fouled out early in the 3rd quarter. Even with those odds against us, our young girls came off the bench and played great support. It was a very tough game that came down to the wire. Baker County shot the ball very well in the second half. We got a couple key turnovers in the last minute of the game to give us a 3 point lead that won the game.”

The next GCA basketball game as of the publishing of this article will be the Tinsel games, scheduled for Friday night, with the girls scheduled for 6:00 PM and the boys for 7:30.