Bulldogs suffer first loss on road at Carroll

Published 2:44 am Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Pike County Bulldogs suffered a heartbreaker on the road for their first loss of the 2008-09 season Friday night.

The Bulldogs (3-1) could not hang on to a 10-point lead with 2:36 remaining against Carroll High School and lost 45-42 to Carroll.

“We just couldn’t make our free throws down the stretch,” PCHS head coach Doug Holland said. “I didn’t think we played well as a team all night. We just had too many turnovers and we did not do what we needed to late in the game.”

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The Bulldogs were 1-of-11 from the free-throw line in the game and had 17 turnovers.

“Down the stretch we just went ice cold,” Holland said. “We didn’t hit our free throws and that will kill you. They played hard all game, but we need to hit those free throws.”

Statistics were not available at press time from the Carroll game.

The Lady Bulldogs (1-1) also lost to Carroll Friday night, 82-16.

“We just lost to a better team tonight,” PCHS head coach Kasey Parker said. “We will rebound from this loss and get after it for the next one.”