Month: January 2019

Cougars Claw Terriers

Pulaski Co. Cougar boys halted a five-game losing streak as they defeated the visiting William Byrd Terriers  67-57. Dillon Porter led the Cougars with 19. He got help from Hayden Gray with 14 points. Jairus Miller and Noah O’Dell both contributed 10 points apiece.  A J McCloud chipped in with nine points.

Byrd got 16 points from Thomas Adams and 13 from Jeffrey Williams. Byrd was tied with the home-standing Cougars at 17 at the end of the first quarter. They were just five at intermission 34-29.

The Cougars found themselves in dog fight leading 52-50 with 5:32 left in the game. They would then go on an 8-0 run in the next three minutes to put the game away, as the losing streak was snapped.

” We played hard tonight and got stops there in the fourth quarter,” said Cougar head coach Andrew Hart.  ” It feels good to win one and this was a team win. We got contributions from a lot of people. We got to keep grinding and improving.”

The Cougar junior varsity improved to 9-5 with a 55-44 win. They got 15 points from David Hunley and 14 from Clay Phillips. Bradley Hudson contributed 10 and Peyton McDaniel hit three-threes for his nine points. The Terriers got 16 points from Jamie Cawley and 10 from Daveon Cassabon.

Cougars will be back in the Cougar Den Friday as they host Patrick Henry. Junior varsity tips at 5:30 and varsity at 7:00 pm.

PC – 17  17  16  17-67

WB- 17 12  12  16-57

PC – Porter 19, Miller 10, O’Dell 10, Poe 5, Gray 14, McCloud 9

WB- Young 9, Johnson 7, Adamas 16, Williams 13, Dean 1, Hendrick 7, Lyle 2, Poff 2

3-Pt. Goals – PC – 2-( Gray 2), WB – 8-( Williams 3, Young 3, Hendrick, Johnson )

FG’s – PC – 28 , WB- 21

FT’s – PC – 9-10, WB- 7-10

Fouled Out- None

Scores for Tues. Jan. 15

GIRLS

Pulaski Co. 56 Wm. Byrd 46

BOYS

Pulaski Co. 67 Wm. Byrd 57

Geo. Wythe 58 Galax 39

Va. High 62 Tazewell 32

Lebanon 54 Marion 33

Union 74 John Battle 70-2 OTS

Craig Co. 50 Eastern Montgomery 45

Bland Co. 61 Rural Retreat 41

Cave Spring 72 Blacksburg 63

Floyd Co. 93 James River 67

Central-Wise 58 Abingdon 47

Patrick Henry 63 Hidden Valley 34

 

District Standings- as of Mon. Jan. 14- Unofficial

Pioneer – Parry McCluer 9-3, Bath Co. 5-5, Narrows 4-6,  Covington 5-9, Craig 1-7, Eastern Montgomery 2-12

Southwest – Graham 6-3, Richlands 7-5, Va. High 6-7, Lebanon 5-8, Marion 2-9, Tazewell 0-12

Hogoheegee– Chilhowie 7-4, Northwood 8-5, Holston 8-6, PH-Glade Spring 4-9

Cumberland– Eastside 14-1, J I Burton 9-4, Castlewood 4-7, Twin Springs 5-10, Thomas Walker 3-10, Rye Cove 2-13

Black Diamond– Grundy 11-1, Honaker 7-3, Twin Valley 5-5, Hurley 2-7, Council 1-10

Mountain 7 – Gate City 12-2, John Battle 10-4, Central-Wise 10-5, Ridgeview 7-6, Abingdon 5-8, Abingdon 5-8, Lee 1-10

 

Cougar lose to Blue Demons

The Cougar boys basketball team once again didn’t put four quarters of basketball together as they lost to Christiansburg 74-60.

Christiansburg got 24 points from Isaac Hayden and 13 from M J Hunter. Matt Collins and Jared Bruce both chipped in with seven points, apiece.

Pulaski Co. was led by senior Benjamin Poe with 13 points, A J McCloud 11 and Gage Mannon had nine points. Those three players though only scored two points in the last quarter. Down 38-35 at intermission, the Cougars scored five points in the first minute of the third quarter to take a 40-38 lead. The next four minutes would be the beginning of the end for the Cougars as the Blue Demons would go on a 15-0 run to go up 53-40 and were up 62-45 going into the last quarter.

” We can’t put four quarters of basketball together,” said a very disappointed Cougar head coach Andrew Hart.  ” We have started different lineups but it seems we will lose focus somewhere during the game.  We turn the ball over and can’t make shots.” Coach then added, ” Christiansburg made shots in the game and we didn’t. We have got to get tougher mentally and keep playing.”

Pulaski Co. has now dropped five in a row and is 3-10 overall and 0-7 in district play.

The Cougar junior varsity won a hard-fought 49-44  over the Demons JV. Peyton McDaniel knocked down five three’s as he scored 18 points.  Bradley Hudson had nine and Clay Phillips six in the win. Blue Demons got 10 points from Aidan Loudfoot.

C-burg – 15  23  24  12-74

PC   – 20  15   10  15 – 60

Cburg- Clemons 6, Dunkelman 2, Hunter 13, Collins 7, Harman 4, Delaney 6, Hayden 24, Calloway 5, Bruce 7

PC- Poe 13, McCloud 11, Mannon 9, Miller 6, Porter 5, Hay 3, O’Dell 1, Russell 2, Bourne 2, Roberson 3 Gray 5

FG’s – Cburg 31. PC- 22

3-PT. Goals – Cburg – 7- ( Hunter 3, Bruce 2, Hayden, Collins), PC – 4- (McCloud, Gray, Poe, Hay)

Technicals – Cburg – Delaney, PC – Bench

Scores for Fri. Jan. 11

BOYS

Christiansburg 74  Pulaski Co. 60

Fort Chiswell 74 Bland Co. 67

Va. High 70 Marion 60

Carroll Co. 53 Alleghany 48

Staunton River 56 James River 45

George Wythe 61 Auburn 60

Chilhowie 52 Holston 51

Grayson Co. 70 Rural Retreat 48

Bath Co. 60 Eastern Montgomery 51

Covington 65 Craig Co. 47

Richlands 45 Lebanon 39

Graham 69 Tazewell 25

Salem 72 Patrick Henry  66

Hidden Valley 55 Blacksburg 54

GIRLS

Christiansburg 58 Pulaski Co. 57

Bear signs

Bland Co. Bears athlete Jacob Watters has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at West Virginia University. Watters has played football, basketball, and baseball for the  Bears.  He is averaging over 26 points per game for the Bland  Co. Bears’ basketball team this season.