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Lady Cougars defeat Lady Tigers, falter vs. Trinity

Published 11:56am Wednesday, January 9, 2013

By Ed Bailey
The past few outings have been up and down for the Lady Cougars of Central-Coosa High School.
The expected momentum from a 44-34 victory over the B.B. Comer High School Lady Tigers this past Friday was unceremoniously halted by a 54-32 defeat at the hands of the Lady Wildcats of Trinity Presbyterian Academy.
In the conquest over Comer, Starkeria McKenzie led all Central-Coosa girls with 14 points while Meosha Burton added 13 points. Addie Phillips had eight.
Friday’s game was controlled by Comer for the majority, as Comer began strongly by out-scoring the Lady Cougars 12-4 in the first quarter.
Comer headed into the break up 26-14, but Central-Coosa snatched the momentum away with strong defense and hot second-half offense.
Comer would only score eight points the rest of the way as the Lady Cougars scored 30 in the second half to wrest the game away from the Lady Tigers.
Defense would doom Central-Coosa in last night’s fray as despite a relatively close first quarter, cold shooting in the second and third quarters plagued the Lady Cougars.
Trinity used the shooting slump to pad their 10-point lead from the half, out-scoring  the Lady Cougars by 22-8 and in the process, doubling their halftime point total as they headed into the final quarter up 44-20.
From there, the deficit was too much for Central-Coosa’s girls squad to overcome, despite out-scoring Trinity Presbyterian Academy in the final stanza 12-10.
McKenzie paced Central-Coosa’s girls with 11 points. She was the only player for Central-Coosa to score in double figures.
Burton and Phillips each scored four points.

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