Lady Cougars Basketball gets region win over SCA Eagles

Published 11:29 am Wednesday, January 19, 2022

The GCA Lady Cougars played a close game against Sherwood Christian Academy last Thursday night, ultimately coming out on top, 50-48.

Ella Harrell led the team in the first quarter, scoring 6 points with two layups and two free throws.

Lainey McRae also contributed to the score, making two lay-ups for 4 points.

Overall, the girls scored 10 points in the first quarter.

The girls found their rhythm in the second quarter, scoring 17 points total. Zoe Wells scored 8 points, the most the Cougars scored in the quarter.

McRae trailed not too far behind, scoring 6 points, followed by Mary Glenn Warr, who scored 3 points.

After halftime, the girls scored 8 points during the third quarter. Harrell made a lay-up and a free throw to score 3 points, while McRae and Katherine Griffin scored 2 points each. Warr rounded out the team’s score with a free throw.

The Lady Cougars were firing on all cylinders in the fourth quarter, with McRae leading the way, scoring 9 points.

Wells, Griffin and Kassidy Widner each contributed 2 points as well.

“Both sides of the ball fought for it tonight,” Coach Lance Godwin told the Post-Searchlight. “It was a big region win for us, you know, that was a must-win. We’ll see that team again in the region tournament, but it was a big win. That puts us at a higher seed going into the region tournament, so that was really good for our program.”

He expressed some need for improvement, saying, “We learned some stuff tonight on watching a girl drive, so we’ve got to play a little better defense.”

The Lady Cougars went on to face off against Chess Academy in Tifton Monday afternoon, winning 61-28, and traveled to Dothan to play Wiregrass Christian Academy Tuesday afternoon. Their next home game will be against Robert F Munroe on Thursday, starting at 6:00 p.m..