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Derrck Mahone/Douglas County Sentinel Alexander sophomore Kim Lawson had 17 points to lead the Cougars to a 58-39 scrimmage win over Bremen on Tuesday.

Adam Watts was impressed with his team’s offense during Tuesday’s scrimmage with Bremen.

Sophomore Kim Lawson had a team-high 17 points to lead the Cougars to a 58-39 win as the they prepared for the season-opener this weekend.

Senior Alliee Patillo added 12 points and MaryKate Eubanks had nine points.

“It was the first game that were on the sidelines and couldn’t stop play to make corrections,” Alexander coach Adam Watts said. “We could stop and correct the issues. I was probably more impressed with us defensively than with our offense. I thought our press was good. We turned the ball over too much.”

The Cougars will have a three more practices to get ready before Saturday’s opener against Lithia Springs. Alexander will host the three-day Alexander Thanksgiving Shootout.

“We worked well as a team,” Lawson said. “Everybody really contributed to the win like a team is suppose to do.”

Said Watts: “Kim had a good night. She facilitated the ball well. As a team, we shot fairly well. I think we will be okay. We are a little undersized so we have to play better defense.”

Alexander never trailed in the contest.

“I thought we got better as the game went on,” Patillo said. “We didn’t play well at the beginning. I think if we played like this throughout the season, we should be able to compete in our region.”

Patillo contributed the slow start to first-game jitters for several of the younger players.

“Now they know what it’s like to play a varsity game,” she said.

The Cougars came into the game with some added motivation as Watts was celebrating his birthday.

He said he didn’t see anything from the team that can’t be corrected in the next few days and in the early part of the season.

“This game give us a chance to see ourselves against someone else,” Watts said. “We got somethings to clean up. I think we have a better understanding. Overall, it was a good game for us.”

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