JV Lady Bulldogs close out season 8-3

Published 3:00 am Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Pike County junior varsity girl’s basketball team closed out their 2016 basketball season with a 50-8 routing of Barbour County on Thursday night.

The Bulldogs end the season with an 8-3 overall record.

“What we saw was our most complete game,” said Bulldogs head coach Todd Reynolds. “I think the post was scoring and rebounding and the guards were scoring well. It was a very complete game.”

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The Bulldogs outscored the Jaguars 21-8 in the first quarter. From the second quarter on, the Bulldogs turned up the heat defensively and the Jaguars failed to score another point.

“It’s easy to dribble and shoot when nobody is on you,” Reynolds said. “If you put pressure on somebody, it changes the whole dynamic. We rely on pressure to keep teams uncomfortable.”

Kyah Rouse led the way in scoring for the Bulldogs in scoring with 14 points. Antavia Reeves and Aliah Broadnax both finished with nine points.

After finishing 8-3, coach Reynolds believes the future looks bright for the Pike County program going forward.

“I am trying to build something here,” Reynolds said. “They went 6-5 last year and 8-3 this year. It’s an improvement and an upgrade. Our main goal is to continue to get better.”

With the junior varsity season now at a close for the Pike County girls, the varsity team gets their season under way when they take part in the Straughn Thanksgiving Tournament beginning on Monday.