EA Lady Cougars beat Sparta by 20

Published 4:28 pm Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A trio of EA Lady Cougars led the team to another area win on Tuesday night as the Academy defeated the Sparta Lady Warriors 63-43 at home in Canoe.

Taylor Helton, Amber Huskey and Grayson Emmons all in double figures for EA as they remained undefeated in their area.

The Lady Cougars (9-4, 3-0) battled with the Lady Warriors early, but had a big third quarter to help extend their lead and cruise to the win.

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In the first quarter, the Lady Cougars came out of the gate with a performance on offense as they outscored the Lady Warriors 15-11.

Sparta narrowly won the second quarter as they outscored the Lady Cougars 14-13 to cut EA’s lead to three points as the teams went to halftime with the home team ahead 28-25.

Following halftime, the Lady Cougars opened up their offense and pulled away from Sparta on their way to another area victory.

In the third quarter, EA’s defense tightened up as they held the Lady Warriors to seven points and added 17 to their own total to push into the final quarter ahead 45-32.

Escambia again pounded points onto the scoreboard in the fourth period as they finished the game on an 18-11 run to earn the 63-43 win.

Helton and Huskey each finished the game with double-doubles as they both scored 14 points. Helton led the team with 19 rebounds, while Huskey pulled down 18 boards of their own.

Emmons also finished with 14 points, two boards, two steals and one assist.

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