By DAVID GRAVELY
SWT Sports Editor
The JV Lady Cougar basketball team moved their season record to 5-4 last night with a 40-37 win over visiting Cave Spring.
Pulaski County jumped out to an early lead before the Lady Knights finally caught their breath, but by the end of the first quarter the young Lady Cougar still held a 13-7 lead.
Cave Spring began to apply some defensive pressure in the second quarter, causing Pulaski some issues with moving the ball. The Lady Cougars continued to push, however, and led 21-14 at the halftime break.
Bad shots and sloppy passing by both teams kept the scoring down in the third quarter, but the Lady Cougars continued to expand their lead. By the end of the third, Pulaski held a 12 point advantage, 33-21.
The Lady Knights made a solid run in the fourth quarter, outscoring Pulaski 16-7, but key free throws in the final seconds allowed the Lady Cougars to hold on for the 40-37 win.
The Lady Cougars were led offensively by a new face, as Helen Counts scored a team and game high 16 points. Savannah Coffey was close behind with 14 points, including one 3-pointer. Rakia Mattox added 4 points, and Laney Cox and Lexy Hurst added 2 points each.
Cave Spring saw two players in double figures. Teagan Delp led the way with 15 points, followed by McKinley Pollard with 12 points.
The junior varsity Lady Cougars will be back in action on Friday when they travel with the varsity squad to play at Carroll County. Tipoff for the JV game is set for 5:30.