By Malcolm Butler
Cedar Creek pulled away in the second half as the Cougars defeated West Ouachita 52-38 Tuesday afternoon in the Sterlington Tournament held at the Ouachita Christian gym.
The two teams battled back and forth in the first two quarters. After a 17-17 tie in the first quarter, Cedar Creek grabbed a slim 27-24 halftime lead behind 11 first-half points by Davis Walsworth.
Creek turned up the defense pressure in the second half, holding the Chiefs to just six points in the third quarter (12-6) and eight points in the fourth quarter (13-8) to coast to the win.
Walsworth led Cedar Creek with 15 points while Carter Hill added 11 points. Parker McConnell (7), Luke Waldron (6), Brian Osborne (5), Connor Norris (5), Jack Bell (2) and Conner Johnson (1) rounded out the scoring for the Cougars.
Creek will face Union at 9:30 a.m. today at the Ouachita Christian gym.
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