With two players not suiting up and another five still recovering from colds and flu, the Cougars were hopeful that the Senior Night energy derived from its packed home high school gym and spirited fans would lift the team up in their rematch with Terra Nova. The starting line up was adjusted in recognition of upper classmen, Mario Campbell, Cole Anderson, Sorie Syme, Chase Hebb and Bradley Dellins.
The contest began as a defensive struggle, which masked the Cougar’s challenges in shooting efficiency — something which plagued them the entire night from both the field and the free throw line. The Tigers were able to pick up their game in the second quarter and took a 10 point lead into the half. Both teams traded baskets in the third frame with TN extending its advantage by two. A flat open by the Cougars in the 4th allowed the Tigers to put the game beyond reach.
Syme was the sole Cougar in double figures with 13.
The Cougars are likely 10th seed in the CCS playoffs which would mean a home game next Friday at 7pm. The seeding meeting is Wednesday 2/13 where details will be confirmed.