PCHS falls in non-area action

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Pike County boy’s basketball team struggled to contain Barbour County and fell to the Jaguars 56-38 in a non-area contest on Saturday afternoon.

The loss for the Bulldogs brings their overall record on the season to 8-5.

“We simply didn’t shoot the ball well and we didn’t defend,” said Bulldogs head coach Doug Holland. “We had too many turnovers against a balanced team.”

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The Bulldogs had just one player finish in double figures on Saturday. Jahzarian Lampley finished with a game-high 10 points, Uri Rouse finished action with seven points, Jaidyn Wilson scored six, and Xavier Newson scored five.

The Bulldogs fell behind early in the contest and went into the second quarter trailing 15-8.

The Jaguars once again outshot the Bulldogs in the second quarter 11-7 and entered the locker room at halftime holding a 26-15 lead.

“They shot the ball extremely well,” Holland said. “This is definitely they type of game that us as a team and as a coaching staff can learn from.”

The Bulldogs were outscored in the third quarter by 11 points after Lampley scored five points, including a three pointer. The Bulldogs limped into the game’s final quarter trailing 43-28, setting up the comfortable win.

The Bulldogs finally were able to outscore the Jaguars in the final quarter by one point, but that wasn’t nearly enough to scrap back from a double-digit deficit.

The Bulldogs will be back in action again this evening when they play on the road against Providence Christian.