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January 9, 2013

Pulaski squeaks out 50-46 win over Patriots

Somerset — Pulaski was able to pull away with a win in a close game against Lincoln County on Tuesday night. The Maroons were only able to beat the Patriots by a four point margin the final score was 50-46.

“We have had some sickness, Kody (Johnson) had been sick and just could not hardly go tonight but wanted to try,” stated Coach Al Gover. “Taylor (Gover) also sat out yesterday with a couple asthma problems, but the rest of the team really stepped up.”

In the first quarter Pulaski had went on a 10-3 run to start the game off. Tyler Goins was one of those players that really step up to contribute to the win with Kody Johnson having the stomach virus. Goins got 14 points and grabbed 17 boards. The Maroons had an eight-point advantage at the end of the first period with a score of 13-5.

“The people who we brought in did a good job of playing their role,” began coach Gover. “Any win is a good win.”

In the second quarter the Maroons were not able to build on their lead as they only had a five-point difference going into the half. Pulaski missed several free throws that would have built on to their lead. The score going into the break was 25-20.

“Tyler really stepped his game up tonight especially on the backboards,” coach Gover stated. “He is averaging close to 15 points a game but the rebounds, that’s just effort.”

In the third quarter Taylor Gover stepped up and knocked down three threes in the quarter also nailed two free throws. The Maroons ended the third period with a seven-point advantage 40-33.

In the fourth quarter the Patriots made a run and were able to tie the Maroons. Thing started to get physical as Lincoln County’s point guard was called for an intentional foul as Gover was on a fast break and shooting a layup. When it came time Pulaski was able to hit the clutch free throws to give them the lead and end the game. The final score was 50-46.

The Maroons next game is a cross-town rivalry with Southwestern who they had already played and beat once this season in the championship game of the Lake Cumberland Hoops Classic. Since coach Gover took over the program he has had great success in these cross-town games with a record of 7-1 against the Warriors since 2009 when he was hired as coach at Pulaski.

“Number one we have to get healthy, hopefully with some rest these guys will be good to go by Thursday or so,” stated coach Gover. “Southwestern is a tough team and we will need everyone at full strength, but we will lace them up and see what happens.”

PC: 13 12 15 10 50

LC: 5 15 13 13 46

Pulaski County: Gover 24, Goins 14, Johnson 3, Laing 2, Hall 2, Lorman 2, Ross 2, Burton 1

Lincoln County: Conway 12, Hoover 9, Conley 8, Hill 8, Taylor 6, Pitman 3

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