12/1/20: The Cottage School Cougars travelled north of Suwannee to Sugar Hill Christian Academy for their first ever meeting with the GAAPS school member. Fresh off the Thanksgiving break and no practice in over a week did not hinder the outcome. The Cougars were too fast and strong for the young Stallions (just their third year playing on the varsity level) and TCS took advantage with a tough defensive effort. Sugar Hill was only able to muster 5 first quarter points to Cottage’s 23 in route to their third win of the season; 71-37.

The Cougars did show rust as expected, but their energy and focus to play together provided multiple chunks of scoring opportunities. The Stallions settled in and performed much better over the next two periods, outscored just 28-26 but it was the final period that ultimately did SHCA in. TCS clamped up their defensive pressure, as they did in the first frame and won the fourth 20-6 to go on for the 71-37 victory.

Their next contest is 12/3 @ Covenant Christian Academy at 5:30PM. Covenant is not allowing fans so tune in Friday morning for the summary.

Game Notes:

Aidan Briggs showed off his much improved shooting touch, knocking down four 3-pointers and led the team with 26 points. He also added 10 boards, another charge taken, and 2 steals.

Alex Hogg made another dunk (some say first one as the last one was questionable). He caught a pass from Reese Bentley, took one bounce and threw down a thunderous two-handed jam! He finished with 15 points, 12 rebounds, 4 blocks, 4 assists, and 3 steals.

A welcome back game for senior Reese Bentley who played great team ball and put in 13 points to aid in the win. He hauled in 6 rebounds and recorded 3 steals.

Blake Lackey played in his first varsity basketball game of his life and we welcome his efforts. Though he did not score, he was a bruiser in the paint and made a few very nice heads up passes that lead to points. Blake recorded 3 assists, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals.

Daniel Byman was all over the court. His effort provided 7 steals (one shy of school record), 7 points, and 3 assists.

Andrew Dorsey added another 9 point game to go with 5 balls of the glass, 3 assists, and 2 steals.