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Lady Cougars earn 70-43 victory

Escambia Academy’s Lady Cougars opened their home schedule with a victory on Friday night crushing the Central Christian Lady Saints 70-43 in Canoe.

The Lady Cougars (2-1, 0-0) controlled the tempo of the entire game as they suffocated the Lady Saints with their defense, while shooting the lights out offensively.

Cougars head coach Heath Gibson said his team gave it their all to earn the victory.

“The girls played tremendous defense for four quarters,” Gibson said. “They also had their best shooting performance this season. Shooting 48 percent from the field is phenomenal.”

The Lady Cougars opened the game with a large lead as they outscored the Lady Saints 18-10 in the first quarter.

EA extended their lead before halftime outscoring Central Christian 20-10 in the second quarter to go into the break ahead 38-20.

Following halftime, the Lady Cougars continued to dominate the game on both ends of the court.

In the third quarter, the Lady Cougars continued to pour points onto the scoreboard as they score 23 points to the Lady Saints’ 12 to lead 61-32 heading into the final quarter.

With a large lead  in the fourth period, the Lady Cougars allowed the Lady Saints to outscore them 11-9, but did not give up the large deficit they had already mounted winning 70-43.

Lady Cougars senior forward Amber Huskey led all scorers with 32 points and posted 14 rebounds for a double-double. She also recorded seven steals, one block and one assist in the win.

Lady Cougars Peyton Snider and Lacie Flowers each scored eight points for the Lady Cougars in the win. Snider finished the game four rebounds, while Flowers recorded three rebounds, two assists and five steals.

For more on this story see Wednesday’s edition of The Atmore Advance.

Lady Cougar Amber Huskey puts up a shot against Central Christian in a game last season.|File Photo