Cougars lose a close one

By Kevin Eckleberry

February 10, 2014

WOODBURY - The Lafayette Christian School Cougars pushed the Flint River Wildcats to the limit before falling 48-45 on Monday.

The Cougars had the ball at the end of the game with a chance to tie it, but a 3-point attempt went awry, and the homestanding Wildcats held on for the win.

The Cougars overcame a slow start to make a game of it.

Flint River charged to a 21-10 lead after the first period, but Lafayette Christian fought back led by a stingy defense.

“After that first quarter where we gave up 21 points, to only give up 27 in three quarters really showed that we buckled down and played good defense,” Lafayette Christian coach Rene Gomez said. “We have to play it for all four quarters.”

The Cougars got within six at the half, and they were behind by four points through three periods.

The Cougars took a 41-40 lead late in the game on a Caleb Corban basket, and an Aaron Dixon basket with less than two minutes remaining pushed the lead to 43-40.

The Wildcats finished the game on an 8-2 run, though, to claim the win.

In the girls’ game, Flint River dominated the action from the get-go on the way to a 58-26 victory.

Morgan Douglass had a big game for the Lady Cougars with 20 points, with eight of those points coming in the fourth period.