By Malcolm Butler
Cedar Creek dropped both the boys and girls varsity games Thursday night, falling to Sterlington at the Brickhouse.
Sterlington 68, Cougars 27
Cedar Creek struggled offensively in its season opener, netting only 27 points — including only seven after halftime in the 68-27 loss to Sterlington.
Parks McConnell led Creek with 8 points while Jack Echols added 6 points and Carson Trammel 5 points. Sterlington saw four different players score in double figures.
The Cougars (0-1) trailed only 15-10 after the first quarter before the Panthers pushed the advantage out to 39-20 at the break. Echols and McConnell each scored six points in the first half.
However, the third and fourth quarters saw a scoring drought for Creek as the Cougars netted just two points in the third and five more in the fourth in the loss.
Cedar Creek will return to action Monday night at home against Quitman at 7 p.m.
Sterlington 62, Lady Cougars 50
Leah Sutherland scored 15 points, Allie Furr added 14 and Lizzie Mcadams 12 but it wasn’t enough as the Lady Cougars fell 62-50 to Sterlington.
Creek (1-1) trailed 15-9 at the end of the first quarter and 29-16 at halftime despite Mcadams strong first half leading the Lady Cougars with seven points.
Sterlington slowly increased its advantage to 47-30 at the end of the third quarter as Furr led the Lady Cougars in the stanza with six points.
Sutherland netted eight of her game-high 15 points in the fourth stanza as Creek outscored the Panthers 20-15.
Hailey Tucker led Sterlington with 28 points in the win.
The Lady Cougars return to action Monday at home when they face Quitman at 6 p.m.