Lady Cougars fall in 5-A Semi-Finals

Sydney Carr drives against double team coverage. Photography By Michele/ Photos By Michele Eaglin

SAN ANTONIO – For the first time in 20 years the Lady Cougars accomplished a bronze medal at the 5-A Semi-Finals at the Alamodome last Thursday.

They were defeated by 17 time State Champion Canyon Eagles by 55 to 25.

The Lady Cougars finished the season with an impressive 30-8 record.

Canyon took advantage of Cougar offensive turnovers for 20 points over the night.

The first quarter was a defensive battle that ended 8 for Canyon Eagles and 2 for the Cougars. There was lots of sprinting but few baskets.

The second quarter was much more of a shooting match as the Eagles went up 20-4.

The Cougars were only hitting about 22% from the floor. Paris Netherly was top scoring with 9 points. Shannon Jones ended with seven.

Team fouls caught up with the Cougars following each rally. Foul outs made the last six minutes hard to watch for the Cougars fans.