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Lady Cougars beat Radford

The Pulaski County Lady Cougar varsity basketball squad survived another nail-biter last night, taking on the Lady Bobcats of Radford in a hard-fought battle that saw the Cougars winning by two, 54-52.
This contest was likened to a border war as the Cougars battled all night against a talented Radford squad, scrapping for every loose ball, contesting every point.
The first quarter started on an up-tempo note with Radford coming out of the gate with a quick 6-0 run largely due to the excellent three-point shooting of forward Maryah Syndor who had 24 on the night.
The Cougars were quick to answer back with a 7-0 run of their own as the scored remained tight at 11-10 going into the second quarter.
The second quarter saw the Cougars getting outplayed by the Bobcats with Sydnor draining threes before the ladies could get out to guard her. The score favored Radford 27-20 going into the half.
The start of the third saw the Lady Cougars answering back with some exceptional three-point shooting of their own, coming particularly from senior guards Hannah Davidson and Emma Riegert as they helped their team to an early 8-0 run in the third. The Lady Cougars kept the score tight, scoring largely in transition with the help of guard Kasey Holcomb and wing-man Nikki Shay.
With the score 39-39 going into the final quarter of play, everyone in the Cougar Den knew that this one, much like Tuesday night’s contest, would go down to the wire. The lead changed hands several times as both teams continued to shoot well from the free-throw line. As the final seconds drained out of the clock, sophomore standout Raiven Patterson, taking the initiative, drove down into Bobcat territory and scored a final two that would become the decider in this ball game. Strong Cougar “D” stifled any chance of Radford answering back and the Lady Cougars took this one, 54-52.
“I’m really pleased with this team tonight,” head coach Jason Grubb noted. “We hung in there, played tough against a very well-coached Radford team,” he added.
This win is especially notable given that this was two games in two nights for the Lady Cougars.
“It’s tough playing two games in a row like that, but they played well,” he said.
This Cougar victory was largely due to their ability to score in transition and Grubb was quick to note this as well
“In the first half we couldn’t really get going offensively, but the in second half we executed better in transition than we have all season,” Grubb said.
The Lady Cougars will get a much needed break the rest of the week and will return to action on Monday to take on the Lady Colonels of William Fleming in the final game of their three-game home stand. Varsity action tips off at 7:30 p.m. 

PC   11 – 9 – 19 – 15 — 54

Radford  10 – 17 – 12 – 13 — 52 

Leading scorers:
PC — Patterson 12, Daisy Ball 9, Davidson 8, Shay 6

Radford — Sydnor 24 

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Lady Cougars beat Radford

The Pulaski County Lady Cougar varsity basketball squad survived another nail-biter last night, taking on the Lady Bobcats of Radford in a hard-fought battle that saw the Cougars winning by two, 54-52.
This contest was likened to a border war as the Cougars battled all night against a talented Radford squad, scrapping for every loose ball, contesting every point.
The first quarter started on an up-tempo note with Radford coming out of the gate with a quick 6-0 run largely due to the excellent three-point shooting of forward Maryah Syndor who had 24 on the night.
The Cougars were quick to answer back with a 7-0 run of their own as the scored remained tight at 11-10 going into the second quarter.
The second quarter saw the Cougars getting outplayed by the Bobcats with Sydnor draining threes before the ladies could get out to guard her. The score favored Radford 27-20 going into the half.
The start of the third saw the Lady Cougars answering back with some exceptional three-point shooting of their own, coming particularly from senior guards Hannah Davidson and Emma Riegert as they helped their team to an early 8-0 run in the third. The Lady Cougars kept the score tight, scoring largely in transition with the help of guard Kasey Holcomb and wing-man Nikki Shay.
With the score 39-39 going into the final quarter of play, everyone in the Cougar Den knew that this one, much like Tuesday night’s contest, would go down to the wire. The lead changed hands several times as both teams continued to shoot well from the free-throw line. As the final seconds drained out of the clock, sophomore standout Raiven Patterson, taking the initiative, drove down into Bobcat territory and scored a final two that would become the decider in this ball game. Strong Cougar “D” stifled any chance of Radford answering back and the Lady Cougars took this one, 54-52.
“I’m really pleased with this team tonight,” head coach Jason Grubb noted. “We hung in there, played tough against a very well-coached Radford team,” he added.
This win is especially notable given that this was two games in two nights for the Lady Cougars.
“It’s tough playing two games in a row like that, but they played well,” he said.
This Cougar victory was largely due to their ability to score in transition and Grubb was quick to note this as well
“In the first half we couldn’t really get going offensively, but the in second half we executed better in transition than we have all season,” Grubb said.
The Lady Cougars will get a much needed break the rest of the week and will return to action on Monday to take on the Lady Colonels of William Fleming in the final game of their three-game home stand. Varsity action tips off at 7:30 p.m. 

PC   11 – 9 – 19 – 15 — 54

Radford  10 – 17 – 12 – 13 — 52 

Leading scorers:
PC — Patterson 12, Daisy Ball 9, Davidson 8, Shay 6

Radford — Sydnor 24 

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