Cougar basketball: Fleenor scores 1,000th point; Lady Cougars win; holiday tournaments await

Tuesday was a big night for one Pulaski County High School basketball player and her team, and an off night for the boys squad.

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Keslyn Secrist (12) lays it up for two points. (Brian Bishop/The Patriot)

The Lady Cougars’ Ally Fleenor scored her 1,000th career point in Tuesday’s rout of Patrick Henry.

Fleenor led the Lady Cougars with 19 points on their way to a 60-37 victory.

Keslyn Secrist added 15 points to the Lady Cougars’ cause as Pulaski County improved its season record to 4-1.

Other scoring for the Lady Cougars included Jaden Lawson’s 10, Erin Russell’s 9, Paige Huff’s 5 and Hannah Keefer’s 2.

Scott Ratcliff’s Lady Cougar squad now prepares for next week’s Andrew Johnson Bank Classic in Greenville, Tenn. The tournament action begins Tuesday and continues through next Friday.

The Lady Cougars open play on Tuesday at noon against Oak Ridge, Tenn.

In boys’ action, Tyler Cannoy’s Cougars saw their record drop to 3-2 on the season as Pulaski County dropped its second straight – both by lopsided scores.

After falling Friday at Radford, 62-31 the Cougars lost again Tuesday night at Patrick Henry, 71-47.

Pulaski County trailed only 30-23 at the half, but the Patriots blew the game open in the third quarter to lead, 51-35 and kept their foot on the gas to the end of the game.

Of note, the Patriots hit 11 three-pointers in the contest.

Points-wise it was a good night for the Cougars’ JJ Gulley who tallied 20 points to lead Pulaski County.

Other scoring came from Peyton McDaniel, 8; Kyle O’Neal, 5; Lane

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JJ Gulley puts up a jumper last Friday against Radford. (Brian Bishop/The Patriot)

Nester, 5; Caleb Underwood, 4, Cam Cooper, 3 and Jaylen Crowse, 2.

The boys now prepare for the Fort Chiswell Tournament, which gets underway on Tuesday and continues through Thursday.

The Cougars’ first action will be Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. against George Wythe.

The JV Cougars also face George Wythe on Tuesday at 2:15 p.m.

Patriot Staff Report