Creek hoops split at Saline

Lizzie McAdams (44) scored a game-high 19 points in the Lady Cougars win. (Photo by Darrell James)

By Malcolm Butler

Lady Cougars 45, Saline 11

Lizzie McAdams scored a game-high 19 points and Allie Furr added 11 points as the Lady Cougars steam-rolled Saline 45-11 Monday night on the road.

McAdams hit a trio of three-pointers in the win, scoring seven points in the first quarter as the Lady Cougars jumped out to an 11-5 advantage. McAdams continued her offensive production in the second quarter, netting eight points to push the Creek lead to 23-9 at halftime.

Furr scored seven of her 11 points in the third quarter while Olivia Underwood and McAdams added four points each as Creek led 38-11 after the third quarter.

Cedar Creek pitched a shutout in the fourth quarter as Zoey Venters and Caroline James both got into the scoring column.

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Saline 55, Cougars 44

Coming off an emotional win over Ouachita Christian on Friday night, the Cougars fell a little flat on Monday, dropping a 55-44 road decision at Saline.

Carter Hill led Creek (8-10) with 13 points while Jack Echols and Davis Waslworth each added 10 points and Connor Norris scored nine points.

Creek fell behind 11-10 after the first quarter and trailed 24-19 at halftime with Hill scoring 11 of his team-high 13 points in the opening two quarters of play.

Saline continued to pull away in the second half, outscoring Creek 16-12 in the third quarter to build a 40-31 lead with Echols leading the way with eight points in the frame. Walsworth (6) and Norris (5) combined for 11 points in the fourth quarter but it wasn’t enough as the Cougars fell for the second time this year to Saline.

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