Cougars come up short to Grenada

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 11, 2016

KiTyra Webb drives to the basket against Holly Springs and scores two points. The Cougars will travel to Independence tonight and determine their fate in the district tournament with a win or loss. The Panolian photo by Ike House

Cougars come up short to Grenada

By Ike House
North Panola faced a great deal of adversity in their loss to Grenada on Tuesday night. Both  Cougar teams both fell short of a victory to a tough  non-district opponent.
Lady Chargers 57 –
Lady Cougars 39
The Lady Cougars had a good first half staying close with the Lady Chargers but then losing their grip in the second half. The Lady Cougars were not able to score but played good defense keeping the Chargers at bay.
Going into the end of the first quarter the Lady Cougars trailed 14-8. The second quarter brought more scoring for both teams as the Lady Cougars fell behind down by 13 with a  30-17 halftime score.
After the half the Lady Cougars played strict defense but it was too late as the Lady Chargers started to  increase their lead. The Lady Cougars searched for answers but found no solution as they went into the fourth down 42-28.
The Lady Cougars did not pull off the spectacular as they fell 57-39.
Leading the Lady Cougars was QuiTonya Webster with 13 points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal. Other scorers were Monique Burnette with six points and two rebounds. Kenya Edwards had five points, three assists, two blocks and a rebound. Jasmine Mays had four points, three rebounds and an assist. ShaQuanta Pettis had three points, seven rebounds and an assist. Denisha Montgomery had three points, two rebounds and a steal. KiTyra Webb had two points, six rebounds and a steal.  Shan Clark had two points, four rebounds, two steals and an assist. Leah Shorty had a point, five rebounds and three blocks.
Chargers 71 – Cougars 58
The Cougars suffered the same fate as their counterparts. In the first quarter they played big ball. Coming out the locker room on fire, hitting three three-pointers, all coming from Demetrick Porter. They went into the second quarter leading the Chargers 17-15.
Scoring slowed down for the Cougars but not the Chargers. The Cougars only scored nine points for the entire quarter. They were surpassed going to halftime trailing 30-26.
The Cougars turned up the knob as they came out of the half shooting a high percentage but it still did not seem to be enough. The Chargers pushed their lead to nine before the fourth quarter began with a 48-39 lead.
In the final quarter Jamarcus Jones had a big quarter scoring nine points but he could not lead his team to a victory as the Chargers dropped dagger after dagger from three point land. The Cougars took their second loss to Grenada by a final of 71-58.
Leading the Cougars was Jamarcus Jones with 23 points, five points, two assists and a steal. Other scorers were Porter with 12 points, a rebound and an assist. Mario Fenner Jr. had 11 points, five rebounds and an assist. Kenneth Jefferson had six points and one rebound. Ankeyvious Harris had two points and an assist. Darrell Young had two points, two rebounds and two steals. Demetrick Moore had one point and a steal.
The Cougars will travel to Independence tonight and play their final regular season game and their final district opponent. The games will tip off at 6 p.m.

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