Lady Cougars cruise past St. Frederick

Mallory Smith (5) scored six points in the Lady Cougars 44-15 win over St. Frederick Friday. (Photo by Darrell James)

by Malcolm Butler

It wasn’t pretty, but it was another win for the Cedar Creek Lady Cougars Friday night.

Allie Furr scored 16 points and the Lady Cougars overcame a ice-cold shooting performance to defeat the winless St. Frederick Lady Warriors 44-15 in Monroe.

Despite the 29-point win, Cedar Creek struggled to find the bottom of the night for the majority of the night, shooting under 25 percent from the field for the game and only 12-of-20 at the free throw line. However, the Cougars size and athleticism was too much for the Lady Warriors in the District 2-1A match-up.

Creek (16-4, 3-0) extended its current win streak to eight games with the victory while St. Frederick fell to 0-12 on the season. The Lady Cougars remain undefeated in district play.

Furr scored 10 of her game-high total in the first quarter as the Lady Cougars jumped out to a 16-7 advantage. Furr, the Louisiana Tech softball signee, then netted six more points in the second quarter while Lizzie McAdams and Elli Dickerson each scored three as the Lady Cougars lead increased to 30-7 at the half.

Leah Sutherland led Creek in the third quarter, scoring six of her eight points as the Lady Cougars outscored the Lady Warriors 12-5 and led 42-12 heading into the final stanza.

The two teams combined for just five points in the fourth quarter as Vandenlangenberg sat the starters for the final eight minutes of action.

In addition to Furr’s 16 and Sutherland’s eight, Dickerson added seven points and Mallory Smith added six points.

The Lady Cougars host River Oaks Tuesday at 6 p.m.