Bulldogs fall late to Opp

Published 9:10 pm Friday, February 12, 2021

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The Pike County Bulldogs fell in heartbreaking fashion to the Opp Bobcats, 61-60 in the Class 3A Area Championship on Friday nigh in Opp.

The Bulldogs entered the fourth quarter leading 47-40. The Bobcats outscored the Bulldogs 21-13 in the final quarter and took home the area crown.

The Bulldogs will advance to next week’s sub-regional playoff, but they will have to play the game on the road.

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Zakevin Pennington scored six first quarter points for the Bulldogs and Pike County went into the second leading 16-14.  Makhi Leverette knocked down two 3-pointers and finished the second with eight points. The Bulldogs went into halftime leading 34-25.

The Bulldogs were outscored 15-13 in the third quarter, but were still able to carry a seven-point lead into the fourth.

Ian Foster and Pennington each scored four points in the quarter, but it wasn’t enough to hold off the surging Bobcats.

Pennington finished with a team high 16 points for the Bulldogs. Omar Cumberbatch added 10 points, Foster had nine points, Leverette finished with eight points and Amaghie Lampley had seven.