Lady Cougars In Action
The Lady Cougars fell in a close one Monday night, with the hosting Riverside Lady Rebels claiming a 45-42 victory at Caraway.
The Lady Cougars managed to stay close throughout the night, despite having a poor shooting night.
"We couldn't throw it in the ocean," Rector coach Matt Dean said. "We had a terrible night shooting. It was the worst shooting night we've had."
Another factor in the game was the discrepancy in free throws. Rector made six of 10 attempts, while Riverside converted 17 of 25 from the stripe.
The Lady Rebels led after each quarter: 15-9; 23-19 and 32-27.
Kendal Gunn led Rector with 13 points on the night. Also scoring for the Lady Cougars were Anna Blackshare 8, Kristen Smart 6, Bekah Scott 5, Bailey Haney 4, Brittany Fair 4 and Kaitlyn Essman 2.
Anna Brickell led Riverside with 16 points in the win.
The Junior Lady Cougars fell to Riverside, 31-21.
Rector trailed throughout: 8-6; 16-8 and 26-17.
Tori Hill paced the Junior Lady Cougars with 10 points in the loss. Also scoring for Rector were Matison Dean 7, Colby Lynch 3 and Jami Hatfield 1.
Hattie Milligan led Riverside with 13 points.
The Lady Cougars held on for a 56-52 win over Augusta Friday.
Rector held the advantage after each frame: 19-13; 33-26 and 43-40.
Gunn led all scorers with 25 points in the victory. Also scoring for the Lady Cougars were Blackshare 9, Smart 8, Fair 8, Scott 5 and Haney 1.
Carroll and Gant notched 14 points each for Augusta. Scales added 13 in the loss.
Hill of a Game
Tori Hill carried the Junior Lady Cougars to victory over Augusta, netting 22 points as Rector came away with the 29-23 win. The freshman has been Rector's best weapon this season, showcasing this by nearly outscoring Augusta by herself in a close contest.
"She's a good player," coach Dean said. "She has the tools to be a very good high school player in the years to come."
Matison Dean added six points for the Lady Cougars. Lynch and Hatfield rounded out the Rector scoring with three points and one, respectively.
Rector trailed 8-5 after the first frame and 15-13 at intermission. The Junior Lady Cougars led 22-17 going into the fourth quarter.
The Lady Cougars are scheduled to visit McCrory beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday. The girls are slated to host Cross County beginning at 6 p.m. Monday.