February 9th 2019 – Sault Cougars vs Conestoga Condors
This past weekend the Sault Cougars traveled to Kitchener Ontario to take on the Conestoga Condors. The Cougars took to the court at 8:00pm; the Cougars started the game off slow which help the Condors gain a 10 point lead by the end of the first quarter, the Cougars woke up in the second quarter competing against the Condors ending the half with a 11 point deficit. The Cougars continued to play strong in the third quarter tying the Condors with 22 points each, still down the Cougars made a push to close the gap between them and the Condors. In the end the Cougars couldn't convert on their opportunities, while the Condors did, the Cougars ended up losing 79 – 108. Jimmy Thai had an outstanding game scoring 33 points, and had 4 steals.
The Cougars were set for a rematch with Conestoga on Sunday, the Cougars who brought energy for the first 5 minutes of the game got out to an early lead, their excitement ending up getting them in trouble turning over the ball a couple times in a row which allowed the Condors to build confidence, and saw them go on a larger run ending the quarter 28 -12, the second quarter both teams played sloppy scoring 10 points and 13 points respectively. After halftime the Cougars ran into a hurdle which saw them score only 8 points, eventually the Cougars woke up again and played a close fourth quarter but by that time the game was already out of reach. The Cougars lost to the Condors 48 – 83, Andrew O'Brien scored 14 points with 7 rebounds.
The Cougars are back in action this weekend as they host the St. Clair Saints for their final games of the season. Come out and support your Cougars as we celebrate our graduating athletes. Tipoff is at 8:00pm Saturday February 16th 2019. They will then travel to Sudbury Ontario to play a rescheduled game against the Mohawk Mountaineers on Monday Feb 18th 2019 at Cambrian College.