2019-02-06 / Sports

Lady Cougars end season at hands of Eastbrook Panthers

By Clay Maxfield
Contributing sportswriter


Carroll vs. Madison Grant Sectional photos, top to bottom: Carroll’s #25 Morgan Viney and #10 Kelsey Hammond wrestle a rebound from a Lady Argyll. Jade Jackson swipes the ball. Maryn Worl looks for her shot and Megan Wagner celebrates after scoring a bucket. Bill Stauffer photos Carroll vs. Madison Grant Sectional photos, top to bottom: Carroll’s #25 Morgan Viney and #10 Kelsey Hammond wrestle a rebound from a Lady Argyll. Jade Jackson swipes the ball. Maryn Worl looks for her shot and Megan Wagner celebrates after scoring a bucket. Bill Stauffer photos The Lady Cougars opened the first round of sectional play with a big win over sectional host, Madison Grant. With a final of 47-28, Carroll preyed on a team that had won only 3 games up until that point. In the second round it was a different story for the Cougars. They faced an Eastbrook Panther team that had won its previous 3 of 4 contests and touted a 13-10 record. In this game the Cougars came up short, 48-34.

Carroll used a big first half to take a 26-12 halftime lead over Eastbrook while letting its defense supplement its offense after forcing the Argyll’s into 16 turnovers in the first half.

Megan Wagner led the Cougars with 13 points followed by Kelsey Hammond with 12 and Morgan Viney 11. Viney led the Cougars on the boards with 12 rebounds while Hammond tallied 10 rebounds.

In the second round of sectional play, the Cougars looked to rid any demons from the regular season but Eastbrook had other plans, coasting to the championship game with a final of 48-34.

Carroll kept things close in the first quarter, going into the second period tied 9 all. Eastbrook nearly doubled Carroll’s point total in the following quarter, winning out 16-9 and taking a decisive 25-18 lead heading into halftime.

Offense from Carroll dried up to start the second half as the Cougars went the entire third quarter without a point while Eastbrook widened the deficit with 13 more points. Ultimately, the deficit was too large to overcome as Carroll fell, 48-34.

Viney led with 15 points in the finale while Wagner aided with 13 points. Hammond chipped in with 8 rebounds.

Carroll finishes the season with a final record of 4-19 and graduates one senior, Lexi Unger. The Cougars will return two juniors in Jade Jackson and Kelsey Hammond.


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