PCHS teams pick up a couple
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 8, 1999
of wins at Montgomery County
By STEVEN G. WATSON
The Pike County High School varsity teams sweep a couple of matches with Montgomery County Monday night. The boys notched a 64-61 win and the girls took their first victory of the season in a 67-43 decision.
In the nightcap the Bulldogs fought back from a 40-28 halftime deficit to post the victory. Pike County went to a half-court trap and was able to use their defense to cut the lead to only six going into the fourth quarter.
"They were killing us on the boards in the first half," PCHS head coach David Buehler said. "The trap was big in the second because if we hadn’t gotten it under double digits we would have been in trouble. They just couldn’t handle the half-court trap. They were missing shots, throwing the ball away and our boys were playing really hard in the third and fourth quarter.
"I was proud of them last night because they could have given up and they didn’t," he continued. "Now that we won that one we’ve got a little momentum."
The Bulldogs were even across the board in scoring with many different players contributing. Tobias Johnson led the team with 16 while Shermondre Jackson finished with nine. Three other Bulldogs notched eight on the night.
The game was the first home game for the Bulldogs after three early games in the Eufaula Tournament. PCHS went 1-2 in the tourney dropping their first two 60-37 to Eufaula and 93-72 to Clayton before beating Carroll 54-41 to finish out the weekend. Shermondre Jackson led the team in scoring throughout the tournament and was named to the All-Tournament team.
The Lady Bulldogs were able to notch their first victory of the season 67-43 with three players scoring in double figures.
Bridget Barrow racked up 21 points, Wennica Foster had 19 and Andrea Bailey was able to put up 14 points to round out the Lady Bulldogs high scorers