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Lady Cougars Fall to HCC for 2nd Time

(12/6/12) On Thursday, the Lady Cougars traveled across the Bay to face Hillsborough Community College for the second time this season. Early in the game, it was clear that the competitive first half from the first meeting would not be repeated as the Hawks raced to a 22-1 lead 7 minutes into the game.

The Lady Cougars would improve their offensive output as the half wore on, but the Hawks would go into halftime with a 43-14 advantage over Clearwater. Clearwater continued their shooting woes from the matchup against Southeastern as they shot 5-21 in the first half.

The second half saw CCC continue to improve, but they still struggled to make shots as they shot only 7-25 from the field. However, for the half, the Lady Cougars would shrink the 29-point deficit of the first half to a 22-32 2nd half output leading to the final score of 36-76.

On the game, HCC dominated the glass - outrebounding the Lady Cougars 56-19 with 25 offensive rebounds.

For the Cougars, Tori Hale led the team with 19 points and 5 assists. Tiffany Pack contributed 11 points on 3-6 shooting from behind the arc.

The Cougars go on to face Northwood University in West Palm Beach on Saturday at 3:00.