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Lady Cougars Fall at Winamac
January 9, 2013Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School
Submitted by Patrick Hickner
The Cougars traveled to Winamac Tuesday evening to play the Warriors who are the 7th ranked team in Class 2A. The Warriors claimed their 10th victory this season, defeating the Cougars 52-44. Winamac started strong with a 7-3 burst to start the game. Carroll found themselves playing catch-up all evening. The Cougars would get close and then the Warriors would roll off a few baskets and re-claim control of the game. Kaitlin Ragan continues to be the go-to scorer for the Cougars. She tallied 18 points with 4 rebounds and 2 steals to lead all scorers. The Warriors countered with 4 scorers in the game, all in double digits. Shorter had 16, Larkin off the bench with 13, followed by Brogdon with 12 and Schramm with 11. Shorter, Brogdon and Schramm kept the Cougars at bay for the first three quarters while Larkin wielded the dagger in the final period with 10 points to keep the hosts in front.
Ragan kept the Cougars in the game in the first quarter, keeping the visitors close with all 10 of the Cougar points. The Warriors built a lead of 13-10 at the first break. The Warriors opened the second with a 10-0 run to take control of the game. Carroll answered with an Eller 3-pointer to end the run. Shorter had a 3-point play to counter the Eller basket. Then Ragan answered with a 3 before Kingery had her own 3-point play to end the quarter scoring. The Warriors were leading 26-19 at halftime. The Cougars were hanging around.
Winamac opened the 3rd quarter on a run of 6 points wrapped around a Kingery 2 pointer. The Cougars countered with their own run with Eller making 2 free-throws followed by a Ragan 2-pointer and two free-throws from MaKayla Jackson. The Cougars had closed the Winamac lead to 33-26. Winamac ended the period with a Shorter free-throw and a 34-26 lead. The final quarter stared with the Cougars on a run. Jackson had a put-back; Spesard nailed a 3-pointer followed by a Ragan 3-point play and another Kingery 2 pointer. Winamac added 6 points of their own during this stretch. Eller nailed a 3-pointer and the Winamac lead was 40-39. The Cougar run was short lived as the hosts took control. 9 unanswered points from Winamac put this game out of reach for the Cougars. Carroll ended with 2 Kingery free-throws and a late Eller 3-pointer. Winamac posted the 52-44 victory.
Eller chipped in 10 points; Kingery added 9 points with 6 rebounds and 2 assists; MaKayla Jackson had 4 points and Paige Spesard added 3 points, 2 rebounds and 3 steals. Next up for the Cougars is a Thursday home game with Western followed by a Saturday evening home game with Caston.