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Cougars Overtake Toccoa Falls 80-77

(2/18/2011) The Cougars withstood a barrage of first half 3-pointers to overcome a tough Toccoa team Friday night in the Cougar gym.

Toccoa hit 9 threes en route to a 47-40 half-time advantage, marked by 60% shooting from the field. CCC's bench provided good minutes and energy early and kept the game within striking distance.

In the second half, the Cougars, behind Erik McRae, C.J. Baxter and Matt Wells, put on tight defensive pressure that hindered the Chargers and allowed CCC to come back from an 11-point deficit. The Cougars tied the game at 77 and had the ball with under 20 seconds to go, after a missed free throw by Toccoa. McRae then had his game-winning drive and lay-up with 5 seconds to go in the game. Senior Troy Hadlock hit the final free throw to give CCC the hard-fought victory.

Baxter led the Cougars with 14 points. Wells, Hadlock, and Bryan Spears each added 10 points.