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January 1, 2014

Maroons drop contest to St. Xavier Saturday, 89-73

Somerset —

Pulaski County had a good performance, but unfortunately Saint Xavier couldn’t seem to miss anything.
On the strength of 12 three-pointers, the visiting Tigers came away with an 89-73 victory over the home standing Pulaski County Maroons on Saturday evening in the second round of the Lake Cumberland Holiday Hoops Classic at PC Gym.
Saint X, who had five different players finish in double figures on the night, advanced to the semifinals of the winner’s bracket with the 16-point victory over the Maroons. Pulaski County, meanwhile, earned a match-up with cross-town rival Somerset.
Despite the loss to the Tigers, head coach Al Gover was pleased with the way his team battled all-game long.
“I thought our effort was great – we played hard and we battled,” told Gover. “We got beat by a better team tonight. If they always shoot the ball that way, good luck beating them. I don’t see anyone beating them when they’re shooting the ball like that. They make themselves tough to guard because of all the action within their offense.”
The Tigers ran out to a 28-17 first quarter lead over the Maroons on the strength of four treys. Burgess led the way for Saint X in the frame with 8 points.
Midway through the opening period, the Maroons trailed by a lone point at 7-6. Burgess and the Tigers would then go on a 9-0 run to widen the gap.
At the intermission, the Maroons went into the locker room trailing by a 50-38 margin. Pulaski County was paced by Peyton Gover’s 9 points in the second quarter, which was a period that saw the Tigers outscore the Maroons by a 22-21 margin.
After three quarters in the books, Saint X held a 66-52 advantage over Pulaski County after outscoring the Maroons by a 16-14 total. Sean Ross and Riley Hall both scored 5 points each in the quarter for the ‘Maroon and White.’

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