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December 7, 2013

Pulaski holds off Pinville, 61-55

Somerset — The Pulaski County High School girls basketball teaqm picked up their second win in two days after downing Pineville 61-55 in the Lady Maroons’ home opener.

Pulaski had a 20-point lead midway through the second quarter, only to see it vanish as the   Lady Mountain Lions calwed their way back to tie the game at 41-41 with 4:40 left in the thrid. Pineville even took the lead briefly at one point.

“We came out strong with a lot of intensity and we were crashing the boards hard,” stated  Pulaski first-year coach Tarah Muntz. “We let up in the second half, but thankfully we found a way to win and I’m proud of them for that.”

The Lady Maroons started the game off with a 7-0 run forcing Pineville to take a timeout. Pulaski then led the Lady Lions 12-4 with a three from freshman Jeriah Privett.

Taryn Davis drove into the lane getting fouled just before making the shot, she misses the and one free throw extending Pulaski’s lead to 20-8. With a midrange jump shot from sophomore Peyton Ingram the Lady Lions took another timeout after a 14-point deficit. At the end of the first quarter the score was 25-10.

Pulaski scored nine points in the first three minutes of the second quarter to give the Lady Maroons their largest lead of the night at 34-14. In the remaining five minutes of the first half Pineville started to quickly chip away at Pulaski’s lead.

With just under a minute and a half to go in the first Pineville had cut the lead to nine, 37-28. With just over 30 seconds left in the half the Lady Lions were down by six, 39-33. Neither team scored again before the half.

“We need to do a better job of calming down and doing the things we do well when the other team is gaining momentum,” Muntz remarked. “We have to step up and hit shots throughout the game and not just at the end.”

After the break Pulaski did allow the Lady Lions to even the score at 41 all and take the lead with a pair of made free throws at 43-41. The Lady Maroons got the lead back with a three from Mackenzie McCollum, making the score 44-43. That was the only lead Pineville was able to obtain. Pulaski ended the quarter with a four-point lead, 48-44.

Coming out in the fourth quarter the Lady Lions were already in the bonus. As a team they shot 11 free throws in the period, thankfully for Pulaski’s sake they only made five of the 11. Pulaski was put in the bonus with just under four minutes to go in the game.

With a three from Kayelee Hudson Pulaski had a six-point lead with two minutes left in the game, 54-48 Ingram fouled out with just over a minute remaining in the game giving the Lady Lions two free throws and bringing the Pineville within four. With a Pulaski turnover the Lady Lions were able to go to the other end of the court to make a layup bringing the score within two 54-52. With a layup buy Hudson and pair of free throws from Privett late in the game Pulaski reached the final score of 61-55.

“Free throws are something that we work on everyday in practice,” Muntz began. “We did a better job late in the game last night (against Cumberland County) knocking down free throws. We have a lot to work on even with the win and we will watch the film to help prepare for Williamsburg.”

Pulaski is now 2-1 with the win over the Lady Lions early in this season. The Lady Maroons will be traveling to Williamsburg on Monday to take on the Lady Jackets.

PULASKI- Ingram 14, Privett 13, Perkins 9, Hudson 8, McCollum 6, Davis 5, Dick 2, Conwell 2, Lowery 2- 61

PINEVILLE- Gambrell 20, Mullins 15, Devin Enix 10, Jill Enix 6, Sutton 2, Barnes 2- 55

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