Pike County outlasts 7A Northview, 59-57

Published 9:39 pm Thursday, December 20, 2018

The Pike County Bulldogs kept to their winning ways on Thursday evening when they knocked off the 6A Northview Wildcats 59-57 on day one of the Southeast Health Holiday Classic in Dothan.

The win for the Bulldogs improves their record on the season to 6-2.

Big-man Andres Burney led the way for the Bulldogs on Thursday night. Burney finished with 25 points, 15 rebounds and four blocked shots for the Bulldogs.

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Two other Pike County players finished in double figures in the win. Kevon Harries tallied 14 points, while Amaghie Lampley had 13.

Burney scored six of his points in the opening quarter, but the two teams stayed neck and neck and went into the second tied at 13.

Burney added seven more points in the second quarter, but once again neither team could gain any separation and the game went into halftime tied 28-28.

The Bulldogs won the third quarter on the backs of Harris’ six points. Burney and Jaidyn Wilson added four and the Bulldogs went into the fourth leading 45-39.

Seven more points for Burney in the fourth quarter helped seal the Bulldogs’ win.

The Bulldogs will continue play in the classic this afternoon when they take on Phenix City beginning at 4 p.m.