The Cy-Creek Cougars collapsed their defense on Travis’ McDonalds’ All-American Queen Egbo, shutting down the Tigers’ offense and season 70-47 in the second round of the girls’ basketball playoffs last Thursday at Coleman Coliseum.
The Cougars applied a deadly mix of three-pointers, free throws and defense as they took a 27-9 first quarter lead. The Cougars made three three-pointers and 10 free throws in the quarter. With four minutes to go in the quarter, Egbo committed her first personal foul. She went to the bench with the score tied 7-7. Egbo returned to the game 56 seconds later with the Cougars up 15-7. From then on, it was all Cy-Creek.
In the second quarter the Cougars cooled off a little bit, scoring just 13 points but the Tigers could only score six points and the halftime score was 40-15. The Cougars defense held Egbo to just two points in the first half.
Things didn’t get any better in the third quarter as Cy-Creek outscored Travis 11-10 to extend their lead to 51-25. The Cougars’ used their quickness and long arms to continually frustrate the Tigers.
Travis found their offense in the fourth quarter, but their defense couldn’t stop the Cougars and the final score was 70-47.
Egbo scored 14 points in the second half to finish with 16 for the game. Savanna Smith finished with 12 points.
Cy-Creek freshmen Kyndall Hunter and Rori Harmon led the Cougars in scoring with 23 and 15, respectively. Senior post Tanca Sims added 16 points
and had a strong defensive game.
Travis ended their season with a 26-8 record.