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