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Girls Basketball: Cougars Rout Chargers 70-33

Caroline Coyer sets school record for career assists

The Oakton Cougars coasted to an easy 70-33 win over the Chantilly Chargers on Tuesday night to improve their record to 14-0 (2-0 Concorde).

For the second consecutive game, the Cougars had a reason to celebrate a Caroline Coyer achievement. In the first quarter, Coyer broke the school's career assists record previously set by Jasmine Thomas, now a Washington Mystic. Coyer now has 509 career assists and sits at No. 5 in the state.

The Cougars dominated throughout the game, holding the Chargers to single digits for three periods.

The Cougars pulled ahead quickly, ending the first quarter 23-7 and entered halftime up 34-19. They held the Chargers to 14 points in the second half while piling on 36 points of their own.

Katherine Coyer posted a game-high 21 points. Elizabeth Manner, Caroline Coyer and Kate Dawson also put up points in the double-digits, with 15, 11 and 10 points, respectively.

The Cougars will work to sustain their undefeated record in the Concorde District at Robinson at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

mmherndon January 12, 2012 at 01:32 PM
This was a much better game than last week's against Herndon. The girls played crisp ball, the refs made only a few notable errors, and the Oakton coaches were much more professional, with a few exceptions. Leading by 30 points in the 2nd half, Priester went into a weird tirade against one senior who had just been put in. She was rattled for sure. Later, at a time out he again railed against her, and soon pulled her out. She was justifiably angry at the abuse, which was quite out of proportion in view of whatever infraction had occurred. Upon regaining his composure, he seem to realize his conduct was uncalled for and put her back in for the bulk of the last period and she played well. He clearly cares for all the girls but should perhaps watch game tapes of himself on the sidelines. It seems reasonable to me that the substitutes need to be given a bit of time after being put in to get their bearings. Also, there is an appearance of a double standard. When the Coyers and Manner made errors (notably in the 1st quarter) it was all giggles and 'oops.' When the subs stumble within seconds of being put in, all heck breaks loose.
mmherndon January 12, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Otherwise, Dawson was dynamite...she should have played many more minutes. Carlin is the future of the team...she has a preternatural gift for the game, and is only a freshman. Marquis played terrible defense, flailing around the floor, falling and generally being trounced by her opponents. She is a good 3-point shooter but cannot play defense at all. If Oakton had a varsity HORSE team, she should be a starter. Until she improves her defense, she should be on JV. I hope next time the Cougars are up by 30 points we see more of the 2nd and 3rd string.
Susan Burroughs January 13, 2012 at 09:11 PM
It's always unfortunate when people choose to make negative comments about teenaged athletes, particularly when they choose to single out individuals. As the parent of a player on the team, I am extraordinarily proud of these young women. They have all worked very hard to be where they are, and each and every one of them deserves their place on the roster. They understand that they are all valuable members of the team and that they each make important contributions to the team's success, whether it's during practice or during a game. If you ask any one of them, they will tell you that they view every single person as an important part of the team, no one more than another. They also understand that Coach Priester demands their best (sometimes quite emphatically), but that he cares about each one of them. I hope that the girls don't read the above, but if they do, I hope they understand that it is not reflective of anything other than one anonymous person's thoughts and that there's a reason people choose to remain anonymous. Keep up the good work ladies, and GO COUGARS. Susan Burroughs
Torri February 20, 2013 at 01:23 AM
Wow...I am just now seeing this. This is really upsetting and I can't believe that you, whoever you are, would put this up for everyone to see. Unknown to most, I was struggling with a knee problem and was working hard every day to overcome it. If you don't have something nice to say don't say it. I'd appreciate it if you or the Patch would delete your comment. -Marquis

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