Cougar boys fall to Lincoln County

December 28, 2018

LAUGHLIN — It was a tough loss for the Laughlin High School Cougars as they fell to the Lincoln County Lynx 57-28 in The Cougars Den.

The loss to their NIAA 2A South League rivals brings the Cougars league record to 1-5 and gives them a 2-6 overall record.

The Lynx started the game by running their full-court press which made it hard for the Cougars to cross half court.

The Cougars trailed 11-4 early in the first quarter and a couple minutes later the first quarter ended with the Cougars down 17-5.

Gary Reese, Cougars head coach, noted that his players at times were playing too fast and weren’t taking good care of the ball. The turnovers caused the Cougars to fall in the score, trailing 27-11 entering the third quarter.

“At the start of the third quarter we slowed the ball down which helped with not turning the ball over so much,” said Reese.

Tyreece Gonzales led the Cougars with 10 points. Malik Ksouri who had seven points.

The Cougars were getting good looks throughout the game but at times they were just not connecting with them.

“We just have to make shots,” said Reese. “We shot about 10 percent in the first half and we got up to 20 percent in second half. Our defense is working out fine because we held them to 27 points in the first half.”

Without a consistent offense, though, that defensive effort was for naught.

The first game or the Cougars after their Christmas break is an away game against Indian Springs on Jan. 8 at 5 p.m.

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