Creek sweeps hoops action against Claiborne Christian

Connor Norris (2) helped lead the Cougars to a 75-52 win over Claiborne Christian Tuesday night. (Photo by Darrell James)

By Malcolm Butler

Jack Echols hit six three-pointers and scored a season-high 22 points to lead the Cougars to 75-52 win over Claiborne Christian Tuesday night at the Brickhouse.

Allie Furr scored 25 points and recorded nine steals to help the Lady Cougars avenge an earlier season loss to Claiborne Christian with a dominating 64-22 win.

Creek will host Ouachita Christian Friday at 6 p.m. at the Brickhouse in District 2-1A action.

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Cougars 75, Claiborne Christian 52

Echols started his three-point barrage in the first quarter, connecting on a pair of them to help the Cougars (7-9) build an early 16-9 advantage over Claiborne Christian, a team that Creek defeated 68-67 back in November.

Echols continued his assault from the perimeter in the second quarter, hitting three more and scoring 11 points as the Cougars outscored Claiborne Christian 17-10 to take a 33-19 lead into halftime.

The second half saw Connor Norris and Carter Hill provide much of the Cougars offense, combining for 23 points over the final two quarters of play. Norris scored six in the third quarter while Brian Osborne scored seven to lead Creek to a 22-14 advantage in the frame and a 55-33 lead after three.

Hill netted eight points in the final stanza while Norris scored five as Creek rolled to the easy win.

Hill scored 16 points and Norris added 14 points in the victory.

Creek was 19-of-31 from the free throw line in the win.

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Lady Cougars 64, Claiborne Christian 22

More than a month ago, Claiborne Christian beat the Lady Cougars 53-49 in Monroe.

Talk about a different ball game Tuesday night at the Brickhouse.

Allie Furr scored 25 points and recorded nine steals and the Lady Cougars (13-4) boat-raced Claiborne Christian 64-22 in a game that saw Creek outscore their opponent 34-6 in the second half.

Furr scored seven points and Olivia Underwood hit a three-pointer in the first quarter as Creek held a slim 14-11 advantage after the opening eight minutes of action.

The second quarter saw the Lady Cougars start to pull away as Furr netted 11 points and Underwood hit her second three-pointer of the ballgame to give Creek a 30-16 halftime lead.

Creek outscored Claiborne Christian 20-3 in the third quarter and 14-3 in the fourth quarter to coast to the win. Furr (7 points) and Lillian Soto (6 points) led the way in the third quarter while Mallory Smith scored seven points in the final period.

Lizzie McAdams added nine points and seven rebounds in the win while Lillian Soto led the team with nine rebounds.

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