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Alumni Kicks Off Basketball Season

Kelly Fichtner('11), Martelle Arnette ('06), Kristen Herman ('06), Lauren Leabhart ('11), Bethany Williams ('08), Jen Wilson ('04), Kristen Hurst ('08) with Coach Kellogg
The annual alumni basketball games were held on Saturday, November 5 before a half-filled gymnasium.

Alumni ladies lead at half-time.
The alumni women's team kept the score close during the first half and went ahead 29-28 in the last moments of the first half. However, Coach Halstead's Cougars came back strong in the second half taking the lead early and eventually winning 54-42 behind the scoring efforts of junior Tiffany Pack (25 points) and freshman Sarah Trill (10 points). Kelly Fichtner ('11) led the alumni team with 11 points. Thanks to Martelle Arnette ('06) for the neat alumni jerseys.

Front (L-to-R) Jim Olachea ('82), Lonzo Saunders ('10), Troy Hadlock ('11), Larry Bache ('08). Back (L-to-R) Jim Sanney ('04), George Youstra ('11), Anthony Wilson ('04), Patrick O'Grady ('01), and Derek Hicks ('01)
The men's alumni team did not fair as well as Coach Champion's team took command of the game quickly and eventually won 114-51. All of the CCC team scored during this game against our alumni with Luke Bingham (21 points), Tristan Shore (18 points), Bryan Spears and C.J. Baxter (both with 10 points) leading the way. The Cougars also went 8-for-8 at the free throw line. Lonzo Saunders ('10) led the alumni scorers with a high of 17 points.

Thanks to all the alumni and student body who came to watch or play. We wish the best for the 2011-12 Cougar Basketball teams!