Posted Tuesday February 17, 2009
ECHO - The Echo Lady Cougars defeated Crook County Central Christian White Tigers 46 to 26 on Saturday, February 14, 2009. It was senior day for the Cougars with Ashley Gregerson, Ashley Hodgen and Sydney Swaggart being celebrated for their high school careers. The Cougars dominated play shooting 43% to Central's 25%. Senior Ashley Gregerson led all scorers with 13 points followed closely by Kristen McCallum with 12. Taylor Tarvin and Shilah Hillard both had six. Senior Sydney Swaggart had four, Sara Reese had three and senior Ashley Hodgen had two.
The teams exchanged leads in the first period with Central controlling things in the last two minutes. Echo led 8-4 with three minutes to play and didn't score another point for the rest of the period. Central scored eight to lead at the end of the first 12-8.
Echo started hitting their shots early in the second period. The Cougars outscored Central eight to four in the first three minutes to tie it up at 16-16. Cougars scoring on the run included Kristen McCallum, Shilah Hillard and Sydney Swaggart who tied it up at 16. Taylor Tarvin hit a shot at 4:40 to give Echo the 18-16 lead. Echo never gave up the lead for the rest of the game. Echo led at halftime 22-18.
Senior Ashley Hodgen hit two freethrows just seconds into the third period to stretch the Cougars lead to 24-18. Moments later senior Ashley Gregerson hit a shot to take the Cougars to 26-18. Other players scoring in the third period included McCallum and Taylor Tarvin. Echo led at the end of the third by ten, 32-22.
Central was stuck at 22 for four minutes in the third period and five minutes in the fourth. Cougars scoring in the fourth included Hillard, McCallum, Gregerson, and Sara Reese with a three pointer. Echo won by twenty points with a score of 46 to 26.
Photos by Terry Aichele