GCA basketball finishes season run

Published 9:49 am Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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The Grace Christian Academy Cougar’s basketball season came to an end with a loss to Arlington Christian, after scoring a victory against the John Hancock Rebels the preceding Tuesday.

Tuesday’s game saw the boys come out strong in the first quarter, scoring a total of 18 points. Wyatt Carpenter scored a three-pointer and a lay-up, while making two free throws; Corin McKay shot a three-pointer and two lay-ups; and Jafus Ferguson and Carter Hathcoat each scored a lay-up a piece.

In the second quarter, Kevin Brooks scored two lay-ups; Carpenter scored a three-pointer and made a free throw; and McKay scored a lay-up, for a total of 10 points. After halftime, the boys scored their highest of the game, with 27 points. Brooks scored two three-pointers, two lay-ups and a free throw; Matthew Carnes scored a lay-up and made a free-throw; Carpenter scored a lay-up; McKay scored two three-pointers; Ben Faircloth scored a three-pointer; and Hathcoat scored a lay-up.

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The Cougars finished the fourth quarter with a score of 16 points, with Carnes scoring a lay-up; Carpenter shot a pair of three-pointers; McKay scored a lay-up; Dawson Worsley scored a three-pointer; and Ferguson scored a lay-up and made a free throw, bringing their total score to 71.

The boys were not as fortunate when they faced off against Arlington, with the boys losing, 71-36. Carpenter scored 15 points total; Hathcoat scored 11; Ferguson scored 5; McKay scored 3; and Carnes scored 2. “I’m very proud of how hard my team played. They kept their heads up and continued to strive against incredible odds,” Coach Travis Harrison said. “Harrison will lose four seniors this year,” Kellie Dollar told the paper, “but has incredible talent waiting in the wings for next year.”