From Varsity Coach Tyler Johnson
The Lady Cougars opened up conference play on the road at Southwestern (Shelby) on Saturday night.
It was a defensive battle in the first half with both offenses stymied by tough pressure. The Lady Spartans went into the break up 14-13.
Early in the 3rd quarter, the Lady Cougars took the lead 15-14, but not soon after relinquished the lead and fell behind 35-23 behind 7 points from Muck.
The 4th quarter saw both teams trading baskets. The Cougars looked to pressure the Lady Spartans with a full court press, which caused several turnovers, but in the end the 3Q hole proved to be too deep to crawl out of.
Final Score: Southwestern 49, South Decatur 37
Scoring: South Decatur
Brook Somers 15
Loryn Pate 11
Makayla Somers 5
Kiley Best 5
Brayley Sundal 1
Free Throws: SD 12/21, SW 14/19
Turnovers: SD 20, SW 21
The JV Lady Cougars (2-0) throttled the Southwestern JV for their second straight blowout win 51-14 and instituted the new mercy rule by getting up 35 points for a running clock. Molly Eden led the team with 15 points.
The Lady Cougars (1-1,0-1) now face Morristown on the road Thursday night before returning home on Friday to square off against Rising Sun.