Cougar boys’ season ends at Halifax

The Pulaski County boys basketball team had the unfortunate task of being seeded 8th in the Class 4, Region D basketball playoffs and that meant having to face top seeded Halifax on the road three hours away in South Boston Friday evening.

The season would come to an end for the Cougars boys team, and it landed with a bit of thud. Tyler Cannoy’s team closed out the season with a 10-14 record while the Comets moved to 20-4 after handily defeating PCHS, 78-57.

Halifax placed five players in double figures and the Cougars could not match the Comets’ firepower although Peyton Blackburn with a team high 20 points, A.J. McCloud with 16, and Hayden Gray with 15 closed out the season with good efforts. Blacksburn and Gray saw their PCHS careers come to an end far from home.

Any suspense ended quickly. Halifax finished the first quarter with a 21-3 lead, and led 40-18 at the half. Gray and Blackburn tried to keep the Cougars close, both hitting four, 3-point field goals, and those eight 3’s were over 42% of the team’s total score, but the Comets just had too many weapons.

Jalen Waller and Kevin Ferrell both finished with 19 points, Kam Roberts 17, Keshawn Wells 12, and Jhamad Lawson 11 as Halifax placed five players in double figures.

Patriot Staff Report