KEYS – The Keys Cougars hosted the Warner Eagles Tuesday night in a battle of evenly matched teams. In early action the Lady Eagles and Lady Cougars battled in a low-scoring affair, with the Eagles coming out on top 45-27. Warner led at halftime by six, holding Keys to only 14 points in the first half. The Eagles defense was able to control the paint holding Lindsey Lawrence and Rachel Blankenship to six points combined in the first half. Keys wasn’t able to get going offensively, struggling to put up points.

In the second half, Rachel Blankenship provided a spark early in the third quarter, scoring on a three-point play under the goal to pull the Lady Cougars to within six. Warner was able to pull away late in the third and early in the fourth, scoring on five straight posessions to take control of the game going on to win 45-27.

In the boys game, the Cougars jumped out to a commanding lead and never looked back as they went on to win 77-44. Zack McIntosh and Jason Steely led the way for the Cougars, combining for 22 first-half points, as the Cougars led 45-28 at the half. In the second half, it was more of the same as Keys was lights out from the field. Zack Harbuck and Trey Kimble got into the scoring act in the third, putting the game out of reach. Warner wasn’t able to handle the full court press and the half-court trap of Keys, turning the ball over throughout the game.

Keys never looked back as they went on the win 77-44. Steely led the way with 18 as McIntosh tossed in 14.


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