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Lady Cougars Host Montreat College

(12/12/09) Clearwater, FL-The Lady Cougars played another tough NAIA school on Saturday when they hosted Montreat College from North Carolina. The teams traded baskets for the first few minutes before the Cougars jumped ahead 11-8, Montreat came right back and regained the lead on some solid play at both ends of the court. The Lady Cougars fell behind by as much as 16 in the first half before rallying to cut the lead to 12 at the half, 42-30. The tough squad from Montreat extended the lead to 25 points in the second half and eventually won 74-52.

Richelle Bucklin lead the Lady Cougars in scoring again as she tallied 17 points and 6 rebounds and 7 blocked shots. Lauren Leabhart had 11 points, and Katie Mullens had 10 points.

The Lady Cougars continue to improve and are well prepared for the second semester and region competition. The Lady Cougars will be in action again on January 16 at home against Pensacola Christian College.