Cougars Split With 'Hounds and Katz
The Rector Cougars split a pair of games in the past week as they fell at Marmaduke on Thursday, then rebounded with a dominate win over Melbourne Monday night at RHS. Their victory over the Bearkatz also cements the runner-up spot in conference, gaining the squad a high seed in the upcoming district tournament. Meanwhile, the junior boys posted a pair of wins as they made amends for an earlier loss to the 'Hounds.
As they had in their earlier meeting, the Greyhounds spread the scoring around in their contest with the Cougars as they posted a 59-43 win. Leading all scorers were Andy Agee and Austin McCoy with 18 each for MHS, while Cougar Max Ford was in double figures with 13 for the boys in blue.
In the early game the Rector junior boys avenged an earlier home loss to the Greyhounds as they posted a 38-32 conference decision. Kameron Jones led the way with 11 for the winners.
Monday night the boys hosted Melbourne, along with the Lady Cougar teams, and swept the visitors on the night. In the early game the junior boys got 19 points from Jones as they eased to a 51-43 decision. In the nightcap, the Cougar senior squad put on an offensive clinic as they powered to an 83-55 win. On the night three Rector players scored at least 20, led by Ford with 32 while Trey Rodden finished with 22 and Adam Romine had 20 for the winners.
With the split the senior Cougars now stand at 13-10 on the season, and 9-4 in conference, behind Bay and several games ahead of Sloan-Hendrix as they nail-down second place. They were slated to make up a set with Salem Wednesday, Jan. 30, at home and will close out the regular season Friday evening as they host CRA for senior night.
The junior high and senior high district tournaments will follow, with both being held at Buffalo Island Central. As for the regional, it will be held at Rector.