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Lady Cougars race past Christiansburg 70-48

530013_437485132944537_279580370_n-1By DAVID GRAVELY, SWT Sports Editor

The first goal of program building is to win the games you’re supposed to win, and the Pulaski County Lady Cougars did that in convincing fashion Friday night in Christiansburg.

It didn’t start that way, however, as Christiansburg took a 16-10 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Lady Cougars woke up in the second quarter, outscoring the Lady Demons 22-14 to take a 32-30 lead into the halftime break.

“Defense on isle 4 please.”

Pulaski County held Christiansburg to just 4 points in the third quarter, taking a 9 point lead, 45-34 into the start of the final quarter.

The Lady Cougars continued to play solid defense in the final quarter, but turned on the offensive firepower to outscore Christiansburg 25-14 to earn the 70-48 win.

Meredith Mitchell led all scorers with a team and game high 20 points.   Chelsea Golden followed close behind with 17 points, including a 3-pointer.  Moriah Hinton was the third Lady Cougar to hit double digits with 11 points.  Tyra Redd  scored 6 points, Tianna Crockett scored 5 points, and Candace Alley scored 4 points.  Keneddi Hart added 3 points, and Maegen Memitt and Carlie Clary added 2 points each.

Hunter Stallard scored 18 points for Christiansburg.  Tori Deibler scored 10 points.  The loss drops Christiansburg to 1-18 overall and 0-10 in district play.

The win moves Pulaski County to 6-14 overall and 4-8 in district play.

In JV action, the young and hungry Lady Cougars earned another win in a 42-15 routing of Christiansburg.  Savannah Coffey and Helen Counts scored 10 points each to lead Pulaski County.  The win moves the JV Lady Cougars to 11-8 on the season.

The Lady Cougars will be back in action on Monday when they host Patrick Henry.  They’ll have their final regular season home game on Tuesday when they host Salem High School.  Their final regular season game is currently scheduled for Thursday in Galax.  JV action will get underway at 5:30 each night, with the varsity contests starting at 7 p.m.

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