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Depleted Lady Cougars Too Much For Bulldogs to Handle

January 7, 2013
Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School

Submitted by Patrick Hickner

Carroll emerged from their long Holiday layover with a few less available players.  Still nursing injuries were Bailey Worl, Kaitlin Ragan, Bailey Maxwell and Gabbie Evans.  The Cougars travelled to Clinton Central on Friday evening to battle the Bulldogs.  Even without the services of those injured, the Cougars proved to be too much for the Bulldogs to handle.  Carroll built a big first quarter lead then cruised to a 46-33 victory, moving to 10-3 on the season.  Freshman MaKayla Jackson posted a double-double to lead the Cougars with 17 points and 12 rebounds.  Jackson kicked in 10 points in the first quarter helping the Cougars build a 14-3 lead.  Both teams struggled in the second quarter and the Carroll lead was 21-11 at halftime. 

The Cougars came out with renewed intensity for the second half and quickly expanded their lead to 28-11 before a Bulldog time-out.  A Bulldog basket started the hosts rolling for a few possessions.  Carroll added two baskets to push the lead to 32-15 before a late 3-pointer for the Bulldogs ended the quarter Carroll leading 32-18.  The Cougars and Bulldogs matched each other in the final quarter with the Cougars holding on for the 46-33 win.  Paige Spesard added 8 points, 5 rebounds with 3 assists; first-time varsity starter Brooke Ennis chipped in 8 points with 4 rebounds.  Carly Kingery added her usual steady game with 7 points and 5 rebounds while freshman Libby Eller contributed 3 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals.  Sam Dreadfulwater rounded out the Carroll scoring with 3 points.

Carroll will be on the road Tuesday at Winamac for a 7pm Varsity tip.  The Cougars will be at home with Western on Thursday at 7pm followed by a Saturday home matchup with Caston and a 6 pm Varsity tip.  Because of limited players due to injury these games will be varsity only.  Get to a game.  These ladies are fun to watch!

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