2017-11-08 / Sports

Slow first half spells doom for Lady Cougars

By Clay Maxfield
Contributing sportswriter

The Lady Cougars began their new season last Thursday, hosting West Lafayette in a showdown that had the home team falling behind early. After posting a total of 6 points in the first half, it was inevitable that the final score would tilt Westside’s way with a final score of 43-24. Carroll’s offensive woes were seen throughout the game as the Lady Cougars scored in double digits only once, in the third quarter, when they tallied 12.

Shooting 29 percent from the field, Carroll had its chances to make a comeback against the Red Devils. The opposition was held to 23 percent shooting but the Cougars lost the game of rebounds when West Lafayette outrebounded them, 35-26.

Sidney Fisher led the team in scoring with 11 points while Megan Herr and Kelsey Hammond chipped in with 9 and 7 boards each.

Two nights later and the Lady Cougars were at Logansport. The first quarter ended in a 10-10 draw but Carroll lost momentum in the ensuing quarters. Mustering only 8 points in the 2nd period and 11 in the 3rd, Carroll was outscored 34-19 in the two quarters and dropped their second game of the young season, 51-37.

Although the Cougars tallied 37 rebounds, they failed to take advantage of opportunities at the line when they hit only 6 of 18 along with turning the ball over 14 times.

Herr and Hammond were bright spots in the Cougar loss. They both scored in double figures with 15 and 10 points each. Herr also aided the battle of the boards with 17 rebounds.

Carroll looked to get its first win Tuesday when the Cougars traveled to Mc- Cutcheon. They follow that game at Frontier on Monday. Tip-off for the Carroll-Frontier matchup is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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