It was a good nice for the junior varsity Lady Cougar squad, as they were able to put together another solid effort to earn a 49-31 win over Hidden Valley Friday.
The entire first half was about as tight as a game could get, with the lead changing hands several times in each quarter. Pulaski County held a slim 10-9 lead at the end of the first quarter, and then outscored Hidden Valley 9-8 in the second quarter to hold a 19-17 lead at the halftime break.
Hidden Valley worked hard in the third quarter, and some tough defense allowed them to outscore the Lady Cougars 10-5 and lead 27-24 at the end of the third quarter.
That was about the time the Lady Cougars decided that enough was enough.
The fourth quarter was a blur, as Pulaski County put on a defensive show that held Hidden Valley to just 4 points. In the meantime, the offense fed off of the defensive pressure and scored points in transition off of multiple turnovers. By the end, the Lady Cougars had outscored Hidden Valley 25-4 to earn the 49-31 win. The win improved their record to 7-7 on the season.
Savannah Coffey led the Lady Cougars with a game high 26 points. Dublin Middle School eighth grader Alexis Phillips, one of four Lady Dukes moved up to the JV squad, finished with 7 points. Helen Counts added 4 points, and eighth graders Taylor Dickerson and Amiah Stables added 3 points each. Emily Lane and Laney Cox added 2 points each, and Allison Caudill and Lexy Hurst added 1 point each.
Hidden Valley was led by R. Phillips with 11 points.
The Lady Cougars committed 17 turnovers, but stole the ball 19 times from Hidden Valley. Helen Counts recorded 3 blocks, Alexis Phillips blocked 2 shots, and Laney Cox and Savannah Coffey had 1 block each.