Cross County sophomore Cory Hollinger

Cross County sophomore Cory Hollinger

DAVID CITY – The Cross County Cougars boys basketball team improved to 15-6 on Monday night after a 56-36 win on the road over the David City Scouts in a rescheduled game from Jan. 17.

Cory Hollinger, the Cougars’ 6-foot-5 post, continued his strong play this season and nearly recorded a double-double with 24 points and nine rebounds, seven of which came on the offensive glass.

Cross County took control right away, leading 15-8 after the first quarter. The Cougar offense added 13 points in the second while the defense held the Scouts to just seven to give Cross County a 28-15 lead at the break.

Cross County’s defense never let David City get anything going in the second half. The Cougars outscored the hosts 28-21 to seal the win. The Scouts dropped to 2-16.

Cross County has now won nine straight games. But the Cougars are right in the middle of a grueling stretch where they’ll play four games in seven days, three of which are on the road.

The Cougars will travel to Brainard tonight to play East Butler (12-5) before hosting Class D-2 No. 10 Exeter-Milligan (12-8) on Friday in Stromsburg.

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