In the girls game, AHS was outscored 10-5 in the first quarter and trailed 21-16 at the half. They were down 31-22 at the end of the third.
“It took us a while to get going,” said Lady Cougar coach Marcy Camp. “It was a really physical game and we fought hard. Defensively we played well. They scored 75 points against us in the first game and that was a pretty good cut.”
Molly Brown led Alexander with 10 points and is now just two points shy of 1,000 for her career. Daijea Anderson, in only her second game back from a leg injury, followed Brown with eight points.
In the boys game, Alexander trailed 10-6 after the first quarter but took a 27-23 halftime lead. they were up 43-33 at the end of the third.
Karim Mawuenyega led the Cougars with 13 points. Lemarcus Frazier followed with 12 and Hassani Gravett had 10. Eric Arnold also played well, grabbing some big rebounds and scoring some crucial points. He was excellent on defense according to coach Jason Slate.
The Cougars and Lady Cougars will be back in action today when they host Carrollton starting at 6 p.m.