Pike County splits double-header against Samson

Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Pike County Lady Bulldogs could not overcome a sluggish second half in a 47-19 loss to the Samson Lady Tigers.

Pike County was able to keep the game close for a half, trailing 4-12 after the first quarter and 10-19 at the half.

The Lady Bulldogs went cold in the second half, however, and could not find holes in the Lady Tigers’ 2-3 zone. Pike County only made five field goals on the game.

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Precious Young and Zaria Brundidge paced Pike County with four points a piece. Shana Lee added three points, six rebounds and two steals.

After the game, coach Tymako Iverson said he was proud of his team despite the loss, “The girls did a good job,” Iverson said. “That’s all you can ask of them. We’re in a rebuilding year, and I don’t think Samson has lost all year. The girls played hard, and I thank them for that.”

In boys’ action, the Pike County Bulldogs overcame a slow first quarter to knock off the Samson Tigers 50-44.

The game was tied 15-15 at halftime, but an offensive explosion by sophomore Jerrell Lawson put the Bulldogs ahead for good. Lawson scored nine of his 13 points in the third quarter.

Lawson led the way for the Bulldogs with 13 points, five rebounds and two steals. Kamari Jackson added nine points, and Stevie Smiley recorded eight rebounds.

After the game, head coach Derek Holland said it was good for his team to get a win under their belts. “It always feels good to get that first win,” Holland said. “I want to thank the players and their families for giving up some of their Thanksgiving break so that we could get ready for the season. We played sloppy; we need to shake off the pads from football season, but that’s to be expected.”