Lady Cougars crush Marengo
By By Chandler Myers
The newly ranked Lady Cougars of Canoe kept up their winning ways Tuesday night as they hosted the Marengo Academy Lady Longhorns and pulled off another huge victory winning 74-46.
The No. 9 Lady Cougars (10-2, 3-1) fresh off a 55-point victory at Monroe Academy were able to dominate the Lady Longhorns in the second and fourth quarters to give themselves the comfortable win.
Lady Cougars Head Coach Heath Gibson said his team has been playing much better since their loss last weekend to the Pickens Academy Lady Pirates.
Lady Cougars junior forward Amber Huskey paced the Lady Cougars with a double-double recording 23 points, 10 rebounds, four steals, two blocks and two assists.
The first quarter would be as close as the Lady Longhorns could get to the Lady Cougars as EA outscored them 14-12 to open the game.
The Lady Cougars went crazy in the second quarter outscoring the visiting Lady Longhorns 21-9 to go into halftime with a comfortable 35-21 lead.
After halftime, the teams would use the third quarter to feel each other out again.
The Lady Cougars and Lady Longhorns played to a 17-17 tie in the third period keeping the Lady Cougars’ lead at 14 points.
Escambia Academy opened the floodgates in the fourth quarter this time outscoring the Lady Longhorns 22-10 to pull away with a 74-46 victory.
In the victory seven Lady Cougars contributed to the scoring bonanza.
Lady Cougars senior center Jordan Jaye posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. She also recorded five steals, four blocked shots and contributed two assists.
Junior guard Rachel Fuller scored nine points for the Lady Cougars, while recording two rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Lady Cougars eighth-grade guard Grayson Emmons netted eight points to go with two steals, two assists and one rebound in the win.
Lady Cougars senior guard Kay Leigh Miller and juniors Kristen Matthews and Carlie Broughton each scored four points in the effort. Miller also recorded five assists, four steals, and four rebounds, while Matthews had two rebounds, two assists and a steal. Broughton pulled down three rebounds.
The Lady Cougars next game is today in Canoe against Southern Academy. Tip off for the first game is at 2 p.m.
EA JV 34
MA JV 33
The junior varsity squad for the Lady Cougars competed in a back-and-forth battle with the Marengo Academy Lady Longhorns Tuesday night in Canoe slipping away with a 34-33 win.
The Lady Cougars (6-1, 3-1) had control of the game early in the second half, but had to hold the Lady Longhorns off after a fourth quarter push.
Lady Cougars guard Lacie Flowers led EA with 16 points. She also recorded seven steals, four rebounds and two assists in the win.
In the first quarter, neither team could gain any ground as they played to an 8-8 tie.
The Lady Cougars pushed past the Lady Longhorns in the second quarter picking up four more points than the visitors going into halftime with a 16-12 lead.
After halftime, the Lady Cougars pulled further ahead, but were unable to keep their lead as they Lady Longhorns crept back into the game.
In the third quarter, Escambia Academy added 10 points to their total, while only giving up seven to give them a seven-point lead going into the final quarter.
The Lady Longhorns of Marengo made a valiant effort in the fourth period pushing the Lady Cougars as much as they could by outscoring them 14-8, but it was not enough to get a win or force overtime.
Lady Cougars recording stats in the win included guard Grayson Emmons with 10 points, five rebounds, five steals and three assists; Allie Brooks with four points, seven rebounds, two steals, one assist and a blocked shot; Lulu McGhee with two points, three steals and two rebounds and Peyton Snider with two points, one rebound and one steal.