Bruins knock off Cougars

Blacksburg played more aggressively and more want to, as they defeated the Pulaski Co. Cougars in the Cougar Den 64-55. The Bruins were led by Xavier Bland and Chandler Montgomery as they both scored 16 points, each. Trey Saville scored 11 and Wade Bland chipped in with nine points.

Pulaski Co. got 13 points from Lane Nester and 13 from Marcus Reed. Kyle O’Neal finished with 11 and Khalib Horton scored nine. ” We got outworked, out wanting to, and outrebounded, ” said a disappointed Cougar coach Tyler Cannoy.

Blacksburg was up 30-27 at intermission, but Montgomery and Xavier Bland knocked down 21 points between them in the second half that stretched the Bruins’ lead. They played more aggressively in the second half as they continued to drive to the basket and never were stopped. The Cougar’s record fell to 4-12 as their postseason hopes in Class 4 Region D are diminishing.

PC – 15 – 12 – 12- 16= 55

B-burg- 11-19-19-15= 64

PC – Hollins 4, O’Dell 3, Horton 9. Nester 13, Reed 13, O’Neal 11, Robinson 2, B-burg – Montgomery 16, X. Bland 16, Saville 11, W. Bland 9, Creasy 6, Distler 4, Maher 2

3-PT. Goals – PC – 8 (O’Neal 3, Nester 3, Hollins, Horton), B-burg – 7 ( Creasy 2, X. Bland 2, W. Bland, Montgomery, Saville)

Total FGS – PC – 18, B-burg – 27

FTS – PC – 11-14, B-burg 3-4

Fouls – PC – 10, B-burg -10

JV – B-burg 42 PC – 40 –  PC – Sweet 11, Harlow 10, Hash 9, B-burg – Joyce 13, Kelly 10