Cougar girls net big win at Floyd, 58-51

Maddie Ratcliffe 4 dribble scaled
Maddie Ratcliffe (above) and Keslyn Secrist led the way for the Cougars, both scoring 14 points. (Brian Bishop/PC Patriot)
The Pulaski County  girls basketball team continued playing a tough schedule and putting up the W’s on the road Monday evening at Floyd County. The Cougars took the measure of the Buffaloes, 58-51 in a hard fought contest. The Lady Cougars are now 12-5 on the season and a spotless 7-0 in the River Ridge District. Floyd dropped to 11-6.
     But there was a price to pay to get this victory. It was a hard fought contest all the way. Pulaski County led 29-26 at the half, and only 47-45 going into the fourth quarter, but at this point the Cougars played tough defense, shutdown the Buffs’ attack, won the fourth quarter 11-5 and the game, 58-51.
     “We paid a price to get this win,” said a happy head coach Brad Suthphin. “Floyd has a good program and are tought to beat, particularly up here. We got in a bit of foul trouble early, and we needed some players to come off the bench and step up and the girls did that. This was a good, tough road win. I’m pleased with the toughness and effort the girls showed tonight,” added Suthphin.
     Maddie Ratckuff and Keslyn Secrist led the way in the scoring column for Pulaski Co., both scored 14 points. Courtney Cregger scored nine very important points, and Ally Fleenor and Paige Huff both tallied eight. Alexis Kiser with 14, Peyton Grim with 12, and Aimee Whitlow with 11 led the Floyd effort.
     The Cougars girls will entertain a strong 12-4 Patrick Henry team at PCHS Friday evening.
Patriot Staff Report