Cougar girls know what’s coming next

     Thanks to the fine work of Pulaski County High School athletic director Scott Vest, The Patriot can now report what the road ahead looks like for the Pulaski County girls basketball team in the effort to return to Richmond and the Class 4 state championship game a second consecutive year.
     The Cougar girls are in Lynchburg Friday evening at 6 pm to play E.C. Glass for the Region 4D championship. Pulaski Co. is the defending region title winner of last season.
     Should the Cougars defeat and defend their region crown, they would then host the loser of the Millbrook/Loudon Valley game on Friday, March 6. It was hoped that game could be played at the Dedmon Center at RU, but the facility is not available, and since it cannot be played on the PCHS home court, the game will take place on the court at Christiansburg High School.
     Should Glass win Friday, then Pulaski Co. would travel to northern Virginia, to the region of the winner between Millbrook and Loudon Valley. However, the winner of Friday’s game in the “Hill City” will host the quarter final game in state competition, and should it win that game, would also host the state semi-final.
     That means that should Pulaski Co. defeat Glass, then defeat the loser of the Millbrook/Loudon Valley game, it would host a Final Four semi-final game against one of the top seeds, again at Christiansburg High School on Friday, March 13.
By DAN CALLAHAN, The Patriot