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Cougars fall to Bobcats, move to 2-5

By RODNEY YOUNG

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Mike Turner/SWT – JV player David Hunley goes up for two of his 17 points.

RADFORD – Pulaski County traveled across Memorial Bridge and had a hard time scoring as they got drubbed by Radford 71-45.

 

The Bobcats came out hot as they went up 12-0 before the Cougars saw the ball go through the net. They lead 21-6 at the end of the first quarter and were up 39-21 at intermission.

 

Radford University signee Quinton Morton-Robertson scored 20 of his game high 26 points in the first half. Fellow Radford University commit Miles Jones scored 14 and Cam Cormany pumped in 12 for the Bobcats.

 

It was their season home opener and the win was Radford’s Head Coach Rick Cormany’s 500th win as their head coach.

 

Pulaski County (2-5) lost their third straight game as they had trouble once again handling the basketball. They had 24 turnovers for the game and are struggling to score. Sophomore AJ McCloud scored 13 points and senior Benjamin Poe knocked in 12 in the losing effort.

 

“We are struggling to score for sure,“ said Cougar Head Coach Andrew Hart. “Radford is a great defensive team and we just couldn’t handle all their pressure. We have to find someone to put the ball in the basket on a consistent effort. One night one guy steps up and then the next game someone else does. We very inconsistent and tonight we turned the ball over too many times. The guys played hard, we just have to get better.“

 

Radford was held to just eight points in the third quarter but the Cougars could only muster seven. After having 15 turnovers in the first half they cut that down to nine in the second half. Offensively though, they only scored one more point in the second half than they did in the first. After seven games the Cougars are averaging 49 points a game while giving up just under 60. They are also averaging almost 20 turnovers per game.

 

The Cougar junior varsity came from behind in the fourth quarter to beat the younger Bobcats 42-37. The junior varsity improved to 5-2 with the win.

 

David Hunley had 17 points, Bradley Hudson 16 and JJ Gulley scored seven. Radford got nine points from Brent Nary and seven from Kamaree Tanner.

 

The Cougar squads is now playing in the Fort Chiswell First Community Bank Christmas Tournament. Junior varsity played Wednesday and the varsity will be in action starting tonight against Fort Chiswell at around 8:30 p.m. The Fort Chiswell varsity is undefeated with an 8-0 record.

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