Lady Cougars get back-to-back home court victories

Published 9:24 am Wednesday, January 12, 2022

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The GCA Lady Cougars mopped the floor with Fullington Academy last Friday night, scoring an impressive 52-9 victory.

The team started off slowly, scoring 4 points in the first quarter, with Zoe Wells and Mary Glenn Warr each scoring 2 points.

The girls began to find their rhythm in the second quarter, scoring 12 points. Wells scored 7 points, followed by Warr with 3 points, while Lainey McRae scored 2 points with a lay-up.

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After halftime, the Lady Cougars had their best quarter of the night, scoring 26 points total.

Warr led the team this quarter, scoring 9 points. Not far behind was Wells, who scored 6 points, followed by McRae and Katherine Griffin with 4 points a piece. Ella Harrell also claimed 3 points for the girls this quarter.

The girls lost a little momentum in the fourth quarter, only scoring 10 points, though it was still more than enough to win the game.

Kassidy Widner led with 4 points, followed by Griffin, Wells and Christina Longs with 2 points each.

“We’ve been working on running the floor, a little fast break,” Coach Lance Godwin told the Post-Searchlight Friday night. “That’s what we’ve been working on… both of them (boys and girls teams). A lot of man-to-man defense. We’ve been working on a lot of defense and a lot of fast-break offense transition, and that’s what we did in both games, and it paid off pretty good there.”

The girls then went up against Covenant Academy on Saturday afternoon, winning again, 62-30.

Harrell led the pack in the first quarter, bringing in 6 points with three layups. McRae scored 4 points, followed by Wells with a three-point shot. Warr and Griffin both scored 2 points each.

Overall, the girls scored 17 points in the first quarter.

The Lady Cougars improved in the second quarter, scoring 20 points.

Wells netted 9 points for the team, making 3 three-point shots, while 6 points were scored by Griffin. McRae scored 3 points, while Harrell also scored 2 points in the quarter.

After halftime, the team was able to keep that momentum going in the third quarter, again scoring 20 points.

Warr made 3 three-point shots, scoring 9 points. McRae trailed closely behind, scoring 7 points, and Harrell made a layup and a pair of free throws to score 4 points.

The girls only scored 5 points total in the fourth quarter.

Wells made a three-pointer, while Anisa Patel scored 2 points.

The Lady Cougars’ next home game will be Thursday, starting at 6:00.