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Cain Has Standout Game At Bryan

Sarah Cain

As a Lady Cougar Sarah Cain was the general. During her time in the John R.W. Brown Gymnasium she was the leader of the Lady Cougars both in practice and during the games. When her playing career as a Lady Cougar ended it shocked nobody when she signed to play on the next level. Cain signed with the Lions of Bryan College. Any one who followed the Lady Cougars knew she would make an impact on the next level. The only question was when.

The answer to that question was immediately. The hard working Cain worked throughout the off season to get ready for her college career. It paid off quickly as she started seeing plenty of playing time off the bench.

Last Saturday the Lady Lions took on their Appalachian Athletic Conference game versus the Knights of St. Andrews University (out of North Carolina). Cain drew first blood in the contest as she got her team on the board first in route to a game that saw her score 22 points.

By the end of the game Cain was 7-11 from the floor, including 3 treys. She also had five rebounds and a pair of assists.

Bryan is now 7-3 overall with a record of 4-2 in the conference.

Wednesday will see them take on Appalachian Athletic Conference foe Reinhardt University (Ga.), currently ranked 18th in the nation.

Brady Records Another Double-Double

Brady

The Lady Cougars have been on quite the streak this early basketball season. The team is undefeated in the district and currently riding a four game winning streak. The team appears to be firing on all cylinders and shows no sign of slowing down.

On Friday night the Lady Dragons of Clinton rode up I-75 to take on the Lady Cougars in the friendly confines of the John R.W. Brown Gymnasium. As the Cougar Crazies has set up an ESPN commentary table in the student section and the gym was rocking.

The Lady Cougars picked up the win by the score of 58-41. Skylar Boshears was the leading scorer for the Lady Cougars with 21 points.

Another big stat for the ladies in blue and orange came from Madison Brady. The sophomore post has started out the situation in a dominant fashion. On Friday she had 19 points and 15 rebounds. This is at least her third of the young season. With this kind of production in the post the Lady Cougars should be in a close competition with Oak Ridge for the top spot in the district standings.

Skylar Boshears

Eagle Teams Annihilate Lakers

The Jim and Linda Agee Gymnasium was rocking Monday night as the Lakers came to town. It must have been a tough ride home as the Eagles absolutely dominated the Lakers in both varsity contests.

In the Lady Eagles game it was almost half time before the Lady Lakers even got on the scoreboard. Jacksboro was leading 30-2 at the half. Things did not get much better for the Lady Lakers at the half as the Lady Eagles won the match 52-5. Every bench player saw significant floor time for the Lady Eagles.

Though the boys contest was closer it was still domination by the Eagles. The Eagles led 43-8 at the half. The Eagles called off the attack and were content to play defense in the second half and worked in all of the team. The final was 48-10 in favor of the Eagles.

Cougars Get Revenge In Double Overtime

Brady and Comer

Earlier in the young basketball season the Lady Cougars fell to Cleveland. Over Thanksgiving weekend The Lady Cougars avenged that loss on the floor at Farragut High School. The Lady Cougars posted a double overtime win by the score of 58-57.

Haley Comer stepped up big time in the waning seconds of regulation and tied the game up at the free throw line. Skylar Boshears blocked Clevelands final shot of the game to force overtime. The score was 53-53 at the buzzer.

The first overtime was a defensive chess game and the score remained 53-53. In the second overtime Macy Monday hit the go ahead points and Madison Brady sealed the deal at the charity strip as the Lady Cougars picked up the win.

Brady led all scorers for the Lady Cougars with 17 points. Monday had a career game for her high school career with 11 points.

Cougars Earn District Post Season Honors

At one time it was rare for any Cougar football player to earn post season honors. Now as the Price era moves on it has become the standard. Fresh off yet another playoff berth the post season awards have started rolling in.

Zach Rutherford, a Murphy Fair preseason All-State selection, had a great year at quarterback and was named District Co Offensive Player of the year, an honor he shares with Oak Ridge’s Johnny Stewart. Rutherford was dominant as the general of the Cougar offense.

Rutherford’s favorite target was Shawn Marcum. This rapport propelled Marcum into the district’s Wide Receiver of the Year honors. Marcum set multiple records over the course of the season hauling in Rutherford’s passes, including the single season reception record.

Not to be left out was Cougar tight end Elijah Phillips. While Marcum was the favorite receiver for Rutherford on the outside it was the giant Phillips who went over the middle to both catch passes and make opposing linebackers pay the price.

Though these are the first post season honors to come in they certainly will not be the last.

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