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Lady Cougars Start 2010 Against Pensacola Christian College


(01/16/10) Clearwater, FL- On a day that was celebratory of past alumni of Clearwater Christian College business still had to be taken care of. The Pensacola Christian College Lady Eagles visited the CCC gym in hopes to spoil the festivities.

However, the Lady Cougars came out with a fierce intensity and strong defensive game plan. Amanda Ison helped spark the Cougarís fast break offense with her 5 steals, along with 10 points and 7 rebounds, while Richelle Bucklin had a huge night with a double-double, 10 points and 15 rebounds. CCC built an impressive half time lead with their pressure defense and timely three-point shooting. The game went into the half with a score of 43-25.

In the second half the Lady Eagles were able to claw back but still couldnít keep up with the upbeat tempo style of play that the Lady Cougars were running. Clearwaterís bench also played a role in the game, especially by Alyssa Zallie and Jessica Karraker. Lauren Leabhart also contributed 12 points and 9 rebounds. The Lady Cougars, who were led in scoring by Katie Mullensí 18 points, finished with a 76-55 lead.

The Lady Cougars will be in action again on January 19 at Ave Maria University.