Lady Cougars split games at Region Tourney

Published 10:32 am Wednesday, February 16, 2022

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The GCA Lady Cougars faced off against Covenant Academy, the #2 seed of Region 4 AAA, last Thursday night, ultimately winning 43-40.

The girls started off slow in the first quarter, only scoring 8 points. Zoe Wells and Lainey McRae led the team, each scoring 4 points.

The Lady Cougars scored 9 points in the second quarter, with Wells making a three-pointer. McRae also scored 6 points, making a lay-up and four free throws.

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After half-time, the girls came out stronger and had their best quarter of the night, scoring 14 points in the third.

Katherine Griffin led the team in the third quarter, scoring 5 points with two lay-ups and making a free throw. McRae trailed right behind scoring 4 points, followed by Wells with 3 points, and Ella Harrell rounded out the quarter, making two free throws.

The team scored 12 points total in the fourth quarter. Griffin and Mary Glenn Warr led the team, both scoring 4 points. McRae and Kassidy Widner came close behind, each making two free throws.

“Thursday night we played a tough game,” Coach Lance Godwin told the Post-Searchlight. “It was back and forth all night. We were able to get a turnover and make some free throws at the end of the game to win it.”

The Lady Cougars then went up against Central Fellowship Christian Academy on Friday in the region championship, ultimately losing 38-72, although this still put them second in the Region 4 AAA tourney.

“Friday night we ran out of gas and lost the region championship,” Godwin said. “I’m very proud of our girls and how we fought during the region tournament to be able to play for the region championship. We all wanted to win, but finishing 2nd in a big region is an accomplishment. We are a small school that got bumped up to triple-A, so it shows that we have a great team to go and compete and finish second in a very hard region.”

The Lady Cougars went on to host the first round of the state tourney against Lafayette Christian Tuesday night.