Cougars edge Sparta 48-44

Published 4:23 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Cougars of Canoe picked up another win on Tuesday night as they slipped past the Sparta Warriors 48-44 in Canoe.

The Cougars were in a tight contest throughout the match up never building a lead of more than four points at the end of each quarter.

Escambia Academy opened the game with a 19-15 run in the first quarter before moving into halftime with a slim 28-27 lead.

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In the second half, the Cougars managed to hold their lead taking a 40-36 lead into the fourth quarter before pulling off the 48-44 win.

Darren McGhee and Jaylen Henry led the Cougars in the contest scoring 10 points apiece. McGhee also had six rebounds, while Henry recorded four assists and three rebounds.