Highland Closes their last home game against the Macon Tigers

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The Highland Cougars ended their home season February 15th as they took on the Macon Tigers. Before the game the Cougars put on a moment of silence for the late E.H. Smith.

Girls Game

The Lady Cougars took on the Macon Tigerettes in their final home game. Coach Jaco has prepped her squad well.

The Cougars took an early 4-0 start at five minutes remaining. However Macon would take the lead 6-4 with only three remaining in the first quarter. The first would end with the Tigerettes up 11-9 as they lead the fouls 3-2. Macon would come back into the second quarter fired up as they hit big shots but Highland stayed close as with five minutes remaining the score was 16-14 Macon in the lead. With 2:12 remaining sophomore Addy Abell would get a big steal to force a time out as the game has gotten tied up 21-21. After the time out Ali Reed and Abby Lay both put up to as the half ends 25-21 Highland.

Highland started off hot as Macon looked to cool them off with an early time out and did. With about 3:10 Highland would call a time out as Macon had rallied to make the game 29-27 cougars still in the lead. Macon would use every possession to waste clock and score. The 3rd would end 31-29. The 4th quarter would be All Highland as they close it out and win the game 37-32. The Cougars improve to 16-6, while the Tigerettes go to 10-15.

Boys Game

The boys game started off heart felt as the injured senior Brayden Logsdon would get to start in the game. Macon would take an easy 2 and let Brayden score one last home bucket as he hits a layup. The game would get under way as the teams seemed evenly matched and would end the first quarter 13-12 Highland in the lead. However the second quarter would change as Highland struggles to make passes with Macon’s defense shutting down the paint. But Macon would cause a lot of turnovers as well as they end the half 25-20.

The second half would be Macon as they continued to lead and keep the paint locked up as they end the third 39-33. The fourth would see the game get turned around as Highland would catch up and they would try to get the lead taking intentional fouls. However Macon would hit enough free throws to win 51-48. The Cougars would fall to 6-15 and the Tigers go to 6-16.

Both Cougars will play their last game at Palmyra as it was rescheduled to tomorrow Saturday at noon and 1:30.

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