Lady Cougars fall to Carroll County

530013_437485132944537_279580370_n-1By DAVID GRAVELY, SWT Sports Editor

Carroll County came into the Cougar Den Tuesday with a perfect district record, and by the end of the night they had added another mark in the win column as they defeated the Lady Cougars 39-27.

Both teams seemed to be a bit off at times, and both teams couldn’t seem to build any real momentum.

The first quarter ended with a 7-7 tie on the scoreboard, not something the high scoring Lady Cavs were used too.  The second quarter was much of the same, but Carroll County managed to earn one more point than they Lady Cougars to take a 19-18 lead into the halftime break.

The second half saw a combination of Carroll County tightening up their defense and Pulaski County having trouble getting the ball to the basket.  The Lady Cavs outscored Pulaski 8-2 in the third quarter to lead 27-20 at the end of the third quarter.

Carroll County was able to continue their defensive pressure and Pulaski was forced to attempt shots from the perimeter.  In the end, Carroll County outscored Pulaski 12-7 in the final quarter, securing the 39-27 win.

Meredith Mitchell was the leading scorer for Pulaski County with 8 points.  Meagen Memitt and Carlie Clary added 6 points each.  Chelsea Golden hit a jumper and a 3-pointer for 5 points, and Tyra Redd added 2 points.

Crysta Guynn led all scorers with 17 points. The win moves the Lady Cavaliers to 15-2 overall and 10-0 in district play.

The Lady Cougars fall to 5-14 overall and 3-8 in district play.

Pulaski County will travel to Christiansburg High School Friday night for their next matchup.  The JV game will begin at 5:30, with the varsity contest getting underway at 7 p.m.



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