Eagles complete season sweep of Pike County

Published 12:00 am Monday, February 5, 2001

Sports Writer

GOSHEN – Last season, the Pike County High School Bulldogs upended the Goshen Eagles on Jan. 4, 2000 in a rare home loss that stuck in the crawl of the purple and gold for over a year.

However, revenge for the third ranked Eagles was twice as nice as they completed a season sweep of the Bulldogs with a convincing 74-46 victory at Eagle Gym Thursday night in front of a packed house.

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With the win, the Eagles improved to 16-2 overall with just two regular season games left as they eye the upcoming the Class 2A Area 2 championship tournament which begins next week in Goshen.


Bulldogs, who defeated Montgomery County Tuesday night, were able to stay in the game during

the first half thanks to some tenacious rebounding on both ends of the floor. On the other hand, the PCHS zone defense was broken down by the Eagles as their motion offense sucked the Bulldog defense to the perimeter opening wide open passing lanes for Tucker and Pelton to get some easy baskets.the five minute mark, the Bulldogs saw a chance go by the boards when In the fourth quarter, the Goshen reserves poured it on as they kept the pressure on the Bulldogs by increasing its lead to as much as 30 points (72-42) before settling for a 28 point victory.

Unofficially, the Eagles finished the game outrebounding the Bulldogs 25-20 for the contest.

Tucker led all scorers for the Eagles with 23 points and nine rebounds, while Averick Rogers scored 16 points to go along with three rebounds. Pelton finished with 15 points and eight rebounds. Wright used the three ball four times to score 12 points, while Darius Flowers had six points all on treys.

Michael Walker led the Bulldogs with 14 points, while Eric Gosha and Shermondre Jackson each had 10 points in a losing cause. Tyrone Boyd, who

usually averages in double figures consistently for the Bulldogs, scored just two points as he was plagued in foul trouble throughout much of the game.

Another factor in the contest was three point shooting. The Eagles nailed 10 three pointers compared to just three treys for the Bulldogs as GHS shot well once again from the perimeter.

Pike County (girls) 51 Goshen 41

Decquelyn Rodgers scored 20 points as the Pike County High School Lady Bulldogs earned their fourth win in its last five games with a 51-41 victory over the Goshen High School Lady Eagles in girls basketball action Thursday night.

The Lady Bulldogs (7-11) led by five points with 15 seconds left in the first half when Rodgers scored the final five points of the period to expand its lead to nine points (28-19) at intermission.

Other individual scorers for Pike County included Foster scoring 18 points, while Marla Boykin finished with 11 points.

Enique Williams led the Lady Eagles with 18 points, while Hope Wheeler had 10 points and Ashley Miniard finished with eight points in a losing cause.