Bulldogs swarm Dale County 71-47

Published 3:00 am Friday, January 15, 2016

Pike County’s strength and athleticism proved to be too much for the Dale County on Thursday, as the Bulldogs tallied an easy 71-47 win.

“We started the game a little sluggish, but I was happy with the way they came out in the second half,” said Bulldogs head coach Doug Holland. “Overall I was glad to get a lot of guys in the game. They played hard and that is the main thing.”

The two teams have met three times this season, and athleticism has been critical in each of the games.

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“Our length gives them a problem,” Holland said. “With us being so athletic, our press gives them a lot of problems.”

Despite a sluggish start, the Bulldogs got off to a big lead early in the first half, stretching it to as much as 17 points. Senior Kamari Jackson led the way for the Bulldogs with 15 first half points.

Thanks to turnovers and aggression, the Warriors drew within seven points in the third quarter. But the Bulldogs owned the fourth quarter, outscoring the Warriors 25-11 to clinch the game.

Jackson led the Bulldogs with 22 points and Jahmir Lampley finished with 16.

The Bulldogs will be in action on Saturday evening when they travel to take on Daleville at 7 p.m.