Month: January 2017

Scores for Tues. Jan. 31

BOYS

Pulaski Co. 94 Blacksburg 85 – Pul Co.- CC Grubb 42 pts.

Hidden Valley 48 Carroll Co. 45

Bland Co. 50 Galax 25

Chilhowie 80 Rural Retreat 45

Richlands 59 Va. High 47

Fort Chiswell @ George Wythe – PPD. Gym roof wind damage

Cave Spring 55 Salem 52

Patrick Henry 61 Christiansburg 54

Eastern Montgomery 73 Narrows 49

GIRLS

Fort Chiswell @ Geo. Wythe – PPD- Gym wind damage

Hidden Valley 65 Carroll Co. 60 – OT

Lebanon 47 Tazewell 41

Chilhowie 52 Rural Retreat 30

Blacksburg 33 Pulaski Co. 26

Giles 57 Glenvar 37

Cave Spring 47 Salem 46

Cougars amazing comeback brings sweet victory over Cavaliers

Hillsville…Do you believe in miracles? Have you seen tremendous comebacks? That was among some of the things that were said after the Pulaski Co. Cougars came from 29 points down – 25-54 to the Carroll Co. Cavaliers to defeat the Cavaliers 79-72 in overtime. Every one believes it was and is a Pulaski Co. boy’s basketball school record for a comeback victory.

It was a one heck of a comeback for sure. The Cougars found themselves down 23-14 after one quarter and then it got worse. They were outscored 20 to 11 to go into the dressing room down 43-25.

Carroll Co. would then rip off nine straight points to go up 54-25 with 4:25 left in the third quarter and then for some unexplained reason or reason the Cougars who go on a nine to zero run and would cut the Cavs lead to thirteen going into the final quarter, 62-49. The Grubb brothers got hot in the last four minutes of the third quarter with C C Grubb knocking down 10 points and big brother Bryant would knock down eight to cut the margin, basically in half.

The final period saw Bryan Roberson come out smoking as he scored 12 points to help carry them. Down 66-52, Roberson would hit a three, a jumper for two, and a made one of two free throws to pull within 66-58 with 3:30 to go. He then would stroke another three at the 3:10 mark and again at the 1:55 mark to pull the Cougars within two 66-64. So a 12-0 run in less than two minutes pulled the Cougars back to within striking distance. The Logan Robertson’s short jumper tied the game at 66 all with 1:22 to go and it was a 14-0 Cougar run.

Carroll Co. forward Adam Horton would hit two free throws to put the Cavs back up 68-66 with 1:10 on the game clock. The Cougars would miss two shots and Carroll would come down and threw the ball inside to Horton again and he was once again fouled. He stepped up to the foul line with 20 seconds remaining. He would miss the first and hit the second to put them up 69-66.

On their next possession the Cougars Robertson would hit a huge three to tie the game again with 11 seconds to go and the Cavaliers would call a timeout. The Cavaliers would go inside once again but Braeden Blevins would deflect the pass out of bounds with just 0.3 left. After another Caroll Co. timeout they tried to flip the ball up to big man Garrett Haynes for a tip but again the Cougars would knock the ball away to send the game into overtime.

Pulaski Co. from the 4:25 mark of the third quarter to end of regulation had went on an unbelievable 44-15 run to send the game to an extra period. They would own the overtime as big man Austin Reinhardt who was scoreless in regulation scored all eight of his points and Trent Blankenship would make both of his free throws to outscore the Cavaliers ten to three in the extra period to propel the Cougars to an unbelievable comeback, a comeback that is believed to be the biggest in school history. They had pulled a victory out of the arms of defeat.

Cougar head coach Andrew Hart remarked,” I was getting ready to pull the starters down 54-25 or whatever it was, there. I’ve never seen a comeback from this far down. It’s amazing what good things happen when you pull for each other and play with energy and fly around on defense.” He then added,” What a team win here tonight. We had four guys in double figures and Austin would then score all eight of his points in the game, in overtime. This was like two games in one. Carroll Co. couldn’t miss the first half and we couldn’t hit and didn’t play good defense. Then around the half way of the third quarter we couldn’t miss and our press got them out of what they were doing and it was like a snow ball effect.”

For two and a half quarters the Cougar road woes were very evident again. Then they went on a 10 to zero run and their full court press totally took Carroll Co. out of their offense. The Cougars from the mid way of the third quarter to the end of overtime had put up a 54-18 run to win the game and to improve to 11-7.

Carroll Co. head coach Tee Jackson said,” Give Pulaski Co. credit they didn’t quit and they got momentum their at the end of the third quarter. It was like the switch was turned off of one team and turned on to the other team. “   Adam Horton lead all scores with 30 points with 23 of those in the first three quarters. Garrett Haynes had 14, Micah Johnson 12 and Caden Hodges pumped in 10 points.

Besides Roberson’s 22 points, the Cougars got 17 from Bryant Grubb and 14 from CC Grubb. Robertson chipped in with 13.

The Cougar junior varsity got 12 points from Gage Mannon and Dre Grubb in a 58-41 victory. James Jackson and Julian Black finished with nine points each as the JV improved to 11-7. Weston Burcham and Ian Harman both led the Cavaliers with 11 points apiece.

 

 

PC 14   11   24   20 10-79

CC 23   20 19   7   3 -72

 

 

PC- (11-7) – C Grubb 14, Roberson 22, B.Grubb 17, Robertson 13, Reinhardt 8, Blevins 2, Blankenship 2, O’Dell 1

 

CC – (8-9) – Hodges 10, Horton 30, Haynes 14, M. Johnson 12, Marshall 4, Williams 2

 

3 PT. Goals – PC- 11 – (Roberson 5, C. Grubb 2, Robertson 2, B.Grubb 2), CC – 8- (Johnson 3, Horton 2, Hodges 2, Haynes)

 

 

Fouls – PC- 18, CC – 18

 

Free Throws – PC- 14 of 21, CC – 8 of 15

 

Fouled Out – PC- C.Grubb, CC- Hodges

 

Technicals – None

Results for Mon. Jan. 30

BOYS

Pulaski Co. 79 Carroll Co. 72 – OT- (Pul Co. down 29 pts.  mid 3 rd qtr -comeback win)- Adam Horton -Carroll Co.- 30 Pts.

Glenvar 82 Grayson Co. 52

Chilhowie 86 Northwood 62

Parry McCluer 44 James River 41

Oak Hill Academy 114 Crestwood Prep ( CAN) 41

George Wythe @ Auburn – PPD – Feb. 10

Floyd Co. @ Blacksburg – PPD – Feb. 6

GIRLS

Radford 47 Grayson Co. 43

Salem @ Blacksburg – PPD

Narrows @ Bland Co.- PPD.

Richlands @ Bluefield (WV) – PPD

Galax @ Graham – Cancelled –  Will NOT be made up….

Honaker @ Holston – PPD.

Western Gate Conference 45 Boys Power Ratings- as of Monday Jan. 30

Team                Record          Points          Rating

  1.   Radford                14-4                 121               6.72
  2. Covington              13-6                 108               5.68
  3. Parry McCluer        10-6                 79                4.94
  4. Auburn                    9-7                  69                 4.31
  5. Bath Co.                 5-9                   35                2.50
  6. Eastern Mont.         6-11                42                 2.47
  7. Narrows                  4-14                33                1.83
  8. Craig Co.                1-12                7                  0.54

Blue Demon to sign

Christiansburg Blue Demon football player Quinton Clayborne will sign to play football with Virginia State. Clayborne also plays basketball for Christiansburg.

Shelton to walk-on

The Blacksburg Bruins football player Brad Shelton has accepted a walk-on invitation to play for the Virginia Tech Hokies. Shelton helped the Bruins to the Group 4A state title. Shelton 6-3 370 lbs. also plays basketball and baseball for the Bruins.

Scores for Jan. 27

Boys

Hidden Valley 62; Pulaski County 58 – OT

Fort Chiswell 47; Galax 29

Radford 71; James River 50

George Wythe 73; Rural Retreat 24

Glenvar 61; Auburn 49

Giles 67; Floyd County 49

Chilhowie 81; Bland County 52

Carroll County 70; Christiansburg 58

Graham 81; Grayson County 60

Abingdon 62; Marion 32

Patrick Henry 52; Cave Spring 47

Eastern Montgomery 83; Covington 54

Oak Hill Academy 89 Christ School (NC) 65

Girls

Hidden Valley 64; Pulaski County 43

Grayson County 43; Graham 33

Galax 54; Fort Chiswell 51

Blacksburg 39; Salem 31

Abingdon 61; Marion 45

Chilhowie 62; Bland County 41

 

 

Cougars lose to Titans in overtime

Roanoke…Sometimes you play with a lot of effort and still lose especially on the road. Such was the case Friday night at Hidden Valley High School. Cougars lost to Hidden Valley 62-58 in overtime.

Logan Robertson

Hidden Valley got 31 points from Jonah Fitzgerald with six of those coming in the overtime period. His teammates Joseph Keenan contributed 10 and Deven Musselman chipped in with nine points.

CC Grubb

The Cougars (10-7) placed three players in double figures with Bryan Roberson leading the way with 15 points. Bryant Grubb knocked in 13 and his brother C C scored 11.

The game ended in regulation tied at 51 all. The Cougars were up 41-30 with 1:30 left in the third quarter, but saw that lead cut to 41-36 going into the final quarter. The Titans called timeout in regulation with 12 seconds to go and Keenan missed a 15-foot jumper and then Fitzgerald missed the put-back as the buzzer sounded sending the game into overtime.

Hidden Valley shot 12 free throws in regulation play. They then proceeded to shoot 12 free throws in just four minutes of overtime play.

Cougar head coach Andrew Hart remarked, “We played with great effort tonight. We just didn’t make enough open shots.” He then added, “If we’d have made a couple of plays down the stretch, we could’ve won here tonight.” The Cougars played arguably their best road game since the holiday break.

James Jackson

The Cougar JV saw their record fall to 10-7, losing to the Titans 54-42. Hidden Valley was lead by Ryan Holliday with 14 points and Grayson Carroll had 10. The young Cougars hit 10 threes in the game. Julian Black hit seven of those as he pumped in 21 points. James Jackson knocked down in 13 points. Cougars will be back on the road Monday night as they travel to Carroll County. The JV contest tips at 5:30 with the varsity following.

PC – 13   8   20   10    7 – 58

HV – 13   5   18   15   11 – 62

PC – (10-7) – C Grubb 11, B Grubb 13, Roberson 15, Reinhardt 7, Robertson 8, Blevins 4

HV – (12-6) – Engl 2, Keenan 10, Musselman 9, Fitzgerald 31, Mitchell 7, Crosser 2, W Page 1

3-point goals – PC – 6 – (C Grubb 2, Robertson 2, Roberson, B Grubb)

HV – 6 – (Fitzgerald 5, Keenan)

FTs – PC – 15 of 23, HV – 18 of 24

Fouls – PC – 20, HV – 18

Fouled out – PC – Blevins, HV – none

Technicals – HV – Coach Burcham