Margie Riley McVay
The Columbia Academy Lady Cougars (14-9) have been playing their best basketball the last two weeks and extended their winning streak to three games with a convincing 51-17 victory over Sumrall Friday night on their home court.
Taking on an 0-15 team as one of the best teams in its classification, East Marion (14-3, 3-0) rightfully discarded the Salem Wildcats with ease Friday night at home in a 60-point, 77-17 win.
Over the first two quarters, the Eagles outscored Salem 23-4 and 28-3, respectively, and cruised through the second half with a running clock.
The East Marion Lady Eagles (9-7, 3-0) took care of business on their home court Friday night, defeating Salem (1-14) 65-11.
East Marion held Salem scoreless in the first quarter while scoring 21 points, setting the tone for the rest of the game.
Winners of four of their last five games, the Columbia Lady Wildcats (10-7, 4-1) have put themselves right in the thick of things in the Class 3A Region 8 standings.
While the Lady Wildcats have been winning, head coach Charlie James believes they still have a lot of untapped potential ahead of them.
When the Columbia Academy Cougars (8-10) are at their best, they are able to establish what they want to do early in the game.
They excel when they are able to score in transition and have a size advantage in the post with 6-foot-6 senior Owen Harper and