The Lady Cougars kicked off the festivities squaring off against the Franklin-Simpson Lady 'Cats. Early on it was apparent that the Lady Cougars were determined to keep Franklin out of the paint as their zone forced numerous jump shots. Their defense held long enough as their offense came around. Being down 8-2 LCHS came clawing back into the game.
But going into the half they were down 26-23. In the third quarter though the Lady 'Cats came out roaring and stretched the lead to 35-23. The Lady Cougars would again, claw right back into the game cutting the lead to six. But it wasn't enough as the Lady 'Cats continued to hit their jump shots and would close out the game and won it 59-45.
Top cap off the night's festivities the Cougars raced past the transitioning Wildcats.
The Wildcats scored the opening night's bucket but then the Cougars would go on a 11-0 run to make it 11-2. From then on the Cougars wouldn't look back. They would hit the 20 point mark before the 2 minute mark in the first quarter while the Wildcats were still sitting at eight points.
Despite starting off extremely fast, there were some lulls in the action as the Wildcats clawed back into the game slowly.
Despite that the Cougars would always flip the switch just in time to keep the lead at 10 or greater. They would close out the game with the Cougars on the right end of the 87-73 scoreboard.
With the Cougars winning their sixth straight game in a row. With the district win the Cougars now are 5-0 in district and gurantees them at least a share of the regular season district title.
The only other team that could steal the number one seed away from the Cougars is the Panthers of Russellville. Russellville will have to win out their district games, making the second 'Clash of the Cats' game on Feburary 3rd all that more important, to force a coin flip at the end of the season to see who is the number one seed. Speaking of Russellville, the Panthers were playing Region powerhouse Glasgow tonight in the championships of the All 'A' Regional Tournament. They would fall 78-47 in the finals.
Look for more in depth coverage in Tuesday's News-Democrat&Leader.