The Lady Cougar 8th grade squad defeated Fairfield on Monday evening 35-21 to advance to a quarterfinal matchup versus West Noble on Tuesday night.
The Cougars came out of the gate hot and never let up, shooting a whopping 55% from the field (16-29). Leading the way offensively were Bella Worman and Chrissy Slone, each knocking down 5 buckets apiece on their way to 10 points, Ella Zolman chipped in 6 points and Courtney Gray 5 for the Lady Cougars. Kyleigh Egolf and Lilly Lawson completed the scoring adding a bucket apiece. Effective passing led the way to 9 team assists on the night, team high honors went to Egolf with 3 dimes. Riley Allen set up 2 of her teammates with assists, while Slone, Worman, Lawson, and Ali Kimmel each had 1 apiece.
Defensively Slone led the way with 5 steals, followed by Worman and Kimmel with 2 apiece. Egolf, Worman, and Slone each chipped in 4 rebounds in the contest and Kimmel wanted her “swat” mentioned as she rejected a Lady Falcon shot on the night.
The Lady Cougars are back in action this evening against the Lady Chargers at West Noble. Game time will follow the West Noble/Fairfield 7th grade game which is scheduled to start at 5p.m.