Dublin… Pulaski Co. boys basketball is under new management. The Cougars first action under new head coach Tyler Cannoy got off to a slow start but really picked up after the first three mins in a scrimmage held at the Cougar Den for an 84-70 win over Floyd Co. Buffaloes.
Hayden Gray knocked down five three’s en route to scoring 31 points. He had help from J J Gulley with 19 points and Chris Hay chipped in with 15. The Cougars pressed full court, double-teamed the ball all over the court. The chaos didn’t kick in until the Buffaloes went up 10-0. The Gray knocked down a couple of three-point bombs and the excitement, energy really picked up. ” Our defense picked up thereafter Gray (Hayden) hit those two long shots to get us going, ” said Coach Cannoy. ” We only have seven varsity kids due to football still playing. I let five or six kids off the junior varsity to come to play here tonight. It’s a starting point for us and I’m pleased with the effort tonight,” said Cannoy. Coach then added,”We got to play defense better without fouling and we got a lot more offense to put in.”
The Cougar junior varsity also won by beating the baby Buffaloes 47-40. The Cougars are coached by former Cougar Austin Twine. The young Cougars were led by 18 points coming from Peyton McDaniel. Kyle O’Neal scored 10,and Marcus Calloway five points.
Floyd Co. got 11 points from Ashton Agnew, eight from Sean Vickers and, seven from A J Cantrell.
Floyd Co. got 17 points from freshman Kaiden Swortzel, 15 from Mitchell Thompson, and nine from Tanyan Sutphin.
PC – 18 24 19 23-84
FC – 12 18 24 16- 70
PC – 20- 2’s, 8- 3’s, 28 FG,s – 20-27 FT’s
FC – 25-2’s, 3- 3’s, 28 FG’s, – 11-19 FT’s
PC – Gray 31, Hay 15, Gulley 19, Hudson 6, Bourne 4, Swinney 5, Blackburn 4
FC- Swortzel 17, H. Gallimore 5, Sutphin 9, Thompson 15, Bond 7, Brewer 8, Banks 7, Jones 2