Offensive woes hurt Bulldogs in loss

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, January 19, 2016

DALEVILLE-The Pike County Bulldogs struggled to get anything going offensively and fell Daleville 57-43 on Saturday.

“We struggled shooting the ball in the first half,” said Bulldogs head coach Doug Holland. “We had a better second half, but we just ran out of gas.”

The Bulldogs struggled early in the game, trailing 29-13 at the half.

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Momentum picked up in the second half, as the Bulldogs closed within four points in the final two minutes of the third quarter before running out of gas.

Daleville was able to go down on their very next possession and drain a three-point shot to push the lead back to seven points. A turnover on their next possession left the Bulldogs down by double-digits.

“After that point we struggled,” Holland said. “I think it was just fatigue. I thought that was a turning point in the game. We didn’t have enough to close it out.”

Deshon Cowling led the way for the Bulldogs with 18 points while Kamari Jackson finished with 12.

With the loss the Bulldogs fall to 9-6 overall and 3-1 within the area. They will be in action Tuesday evening when they host Abbeville at 7:30 p.m.

“It will be the biggest game of the year,” Holland said. “We are going to have to match their intensity. They are going to play you hard for all four quarters. If we are able to win the game it will set us up for the area championship on Friday.”