It was a very special night for the boys team as AHS coach Jason Slate picked up his 300th career win with a 76-58 victory. The Lady Cougars opened the night with a dominating 52-16 victory over Shaw.
Slate was humble after his victory, thanking the Lithia Springs and Alexander players that have got him to this point.
“When you get something like this, you think of all the guys that have gotten you there over the years,” Slate said. “It was good to see some of the players I have coached in the past here tonight and the students were awesome. It was a neat experience.”
Slate added that the most important thing of the night was picking up win No. 15.
Alexander dominated from start to finish, taking a 16-5 lead after the first quarter, leading 36-18 at the half, and going up 53-36 after the third.
“This was pretty much our best game we have played all year,” Slate said. “We had to do something after playing so poorly Friday night. “We defended well, blocked out and rebounded well, and took care of the basketball.”
Karim Mawuenyega led the scoring for AHS with 19 points. Also reaching double digits were Mikell Lands (12), Lemarcus Frazier (11), Hassani Gravett (10) and Cody Worthy (10).
The Alexander girls jumped out to a 15-10 lead in the first quarter and led 28-13 by halftime.
“We started the game playing a little down to their level,” Camp said. “Shaw was missing all three of their post players, who are out for the season.”
The Lady Cougars came our rolling in the third, outscoring Shaw 21-1 for a 49-14 lead. AHS coach Marcy Camp could not pull her starters with only eight players on the team and went to a passing offense in the final quarter.
Molly Brown led Alexander with 17 points. She is now 18 shy of 1,000 for her high school career. Brooke Nail added nine points, building confidence after missing some time do to soccer tryouts. Deanna Dorsey played well on the boards.
The Cougars and Lady Cougars will be back in action on Tuesday when they host region foe LaGrange. Games start at 6 p.m.