Lady Cougars fall to Coosa

Published 3:08 pm Monday, December 13, 2010

Escambia Academy’s Lady Cougars did not come away with a win like they had hoped to on Friday against the Coosa Valley Lady Rebels.

The Lady Cougars (3-2, 0-0) were defeated 57-51 with the Lady Rebels coming away with the win thanks to a strong second half.

Lady Cougars head coach Heath Gibson said his team had trouble generating points other than on turnovers.

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“We only shot 16 percent from the field,” Gibson said. “Our points only came from turnovers on layups.”

Coosa Valley jumped out to the lead in the opening quarter of the game outscoring the Lady Cougars 13-9.

Escambia Academy clawed back into the game and into the lead though in the second quarter outscoring Coosa Valley 24-11 to take the lead into halftime ahead 33-24.

Following halftime, the Lady Rebels fought back and pulled back into the lead towards the end of the third period.

With a 22-point outburst in the third quarter, the Lady Rebels chipped away at the Lady Cougars’ lead and eventually gained control of the game leading 46-44.

Down by two to begin the fourth period, the Lady Cougars were unable to regain any momentum as Coosa Valley extended their lead outscoring the Lady Cougars 11-7 to earn the win.

Lady Cougar Amber Huskey led EA with a double-double recording 12 points and 14 rebounds. Huskey also posed six steals and three assists.

Grayson Emmons added 10 points for the Lady Cougars to go along with four steals, three assists and three rebounds.

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

Lady Cougar Taylor Helton brings the ball down against Meadowview last season.|File Photo