Sour end to season

Published 8:18 am Wednesday, February 17, 2010

By By Chandler Myers
Escambia Academy’s Lady Cougars ended a great season on a sour note as they were put out in the quarterfinals of the AISA playoffs at Huntingdon College in Montgomery.
The Lady Cougars (20-7) went head-to-head with the Autauga Academy Lady Generals (24-9) Saturday night at Roland Arena, but fell to the No. 3 seed from Region 1, 40-27.
Lady Cougars Head Coach Heath Gibson said his team’s offense just couldn’t get hot during the game.
The Lady Generals jumped on top of the Lady Cougars to open the game as they outscored Escambia Academy 9-4 in the first quarter.
The Lady Cougars pushed their way back into the game during the second quarter despite the Lady Generals’ attempts to run down the clock.
Pushing towards halftime, the Lady Cougars put up 11 second quarter points, while holding the Lady Generals to six points.
At halftime, the teams were knotted in a tie at 15.
Following halftime, the Lady Generals took control of the game and pulled away for a victory.
In the third quarter, the Lady Generals swung the momentum in their favor as they built a four-point lead on the Lady Cougars as they outscored them 11-7.
Autauga Academy maintained their lead and increased it to 13 in the fourth quarter as they added 14 more points, while the Lady Cougars only scored five giving the Lady Generals a win and a trip the semifinals.
Rachel Fuller, a junior guard for the Lady Cougars, led the team with 11 points. She also recorded five rebounds and two steals in the loss.
Lady Cougars junior forward Amber Huskey added seven points, while recording 13 rebounds and three steals.
EA senior center Jordan Jaye posted five points in the contest, while pulling down 11 rebounds and stealing two passes.
Senior guard Kay Leigh Miller and eighth grade guard Grayson Emmons each scored two points for the Lady Cougars.
Also recording stats for the Lady Cougars were Kristen Matthews with one rebound and a steal and Samantha Lee, Lacie Flowers, Paige Allen and Carlie Broughton with one rebound each.
The Lady Generals were led by guard Emily Brock who scored a game-high 22 points.

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