Bulldogs take bite out of Ozark Eagles

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 30, 2001

Sports Writer

Jan. 29, 2001

Following its surprising win over Elba last Tuesday night, the Pike County High School Bulldogs were unable to put together consecutive victories as they dropped a 87-76 double overtime decision to the Carroll High School Eagles in Ozark Saturday night.

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Trailing 61-59 in the closing seconds of regulation, the Bulldogs sent the game to the first overtime when Tyrone Boyd hit a jumper at the buzzer to tie the game forcing an extra period.

At the end of the first overtime, the Eagles (5-17) turned the tables when Carroll’s Scott Finn hit a three pointer with slightly less than 10 seconds remaining to tie the game at 70-70 erasing a three point PCHS lead.

In the second overtime, the Bulldogs (6-14) ran out of gas against the 5A school as the Eagles outscored Pike County 17-6 to earn the victory following a 71-45 loss to Charles Henderson in Troy Friday night.

Chris Dickerson led all scorers for the Eagles with 25 points.

Brandon Newman contributed 23 points, eight assists and four steals in the winning effort.

Boyd led the Bulldogs with 19 points while Shermondre Jackson had 14 points and Michael Walker tallied 13 points in a losing cause.

Pike County (girls) 45 Carroll-Ozark 35

The Pike County High School Lady Bulldogs overcame a three-point deficit by outscoring Carroll 13-0 in the final three minutes of the fourth quarter to earn the win.

Wennica Foster led the Lady Bulldogs (6-13) with 13 points in the winning effort. Sheena Covington led all scorers with 15 points for the Lady Eagles (2-17) in a losing cause.

The Bulldogs return to action tonight when they host 2A power Montgomery County before going on the road to face county rival Goshen Thursday night. Tipoff for both games is set for 5 p.m.