Bobcats survive scare 65-54
The Tigers came to the Bobcat Den with two lopsided wins Monday night. A tall and quick team, this was the Bobcats' first real test of the season. It appeared early that the Bobcats would have no problem winning, as Tanner Rich hit two quick threes and then added 2 more points for an 8-0 Bobcat lead. But the Tigers showed that they would not go away easily as they scored the next 9 points in a row for the lead. Kyle Hughes scored to put the Cats back on top. They then went ahead 12-9, John Michael Ferrell stole the ball and was next to score making it 14-9. Blake Hughes gave the Cats a 16-9 lead and the Bobcats pulled away for a 22-11 lead at the end of one quarter.
The second quarter started with Ferrell making a twisting layup, but a foul was called before the shot. He regained those two points hitting both three throws. The second quarter found the Bobcats sitting some starters bringing in some of their other talented players. With the lead remaining at 10 to 13 points throughout the quarter, the Bobcats weren't able to continue to pull away. The half ended 33-20 Bobcats.
The third quarter was not a good one for the Bobcats. After gaining a 16 point lead with Taylor Edward's three pointer, the Tigers matched it that three. A technical call on Coach Moon gave the Tigers a chance to cut further into the lead but they could only hit one of two free throws and then missed a three pointer. John Michael then went coast to coast for a layup and was fouled. His free throw made it 41-26 and it appeared the Bobcats were comfortably ahead. But the Tigers took advantage of missed threes by the Cats and chipped away at the Bobcat lead. By the end of the quarter they had cut the lead to just 7 at 46-39. The once quiet Tiger crowd began to come alive.
The Tigers scored the next 7 points of the game to tie the game at 46-46. At that point, Kyle Hughes, who hadn't seen much playing time in the game, hit a jumper to make it 48-46. Gordonsville then took their first lead of the night with a three pointer to go ahead 49-48. But when the Bobcats huddled together on the floor, it was clear they were not going to let this one get away. Ferrell, drove in for another twisting layup to give Pickett Co. the lead again. Gordonsville was called for a charge and Ferrell scored. The Tigers next made one of two free throws for a 52-50 score. They would get no closer than 53-52 as the Bobcats pulled away once more. With the score 55-52 Ferrell drove to the basket but was fouled hard and landed against the bleachers and appeared to be hurt. But it then looked as if he was having a muscle cramp. Blake Hughes substituted for John Michael at the free throw line and calmly sank both for a 57-52 score. Kyle then made it 59-52. Peyton added two free throws, twice, for a 63-52 lead. The Tigers scored with just a minute to go. Ferrell came back into the game back at full strength. Kyle finished the Bobcat scoring with two free throws for a 65-54 win. John Michael Ferrell led the Bobcats with 17 points.
Both teams face very tough games at home Friday night as they host Livingston Academy. Come out and support our Lady Bobcats and Bobcats. They then travel to York institute the following Tuesday.
Scoring by quarters:
Gordonsville 11-9-19-15: 54
Pickett Co. 22-11-13-19: 65
Garrett 11, Ferrell 17, Rich 8, Kyle Hughes 10, Parris 1, Gore 2, Blake Hughes 9, Bouldin 2
After falling behind by 10 points early in the game, the Lady Bobcats settled down and came back to easily beat Gordonsville Monday night. Gordonsville is always a District 8A power was was a real test for the Lady Bobcats.
The Lady Tigers took a quick 6-1 lead before Jayna Ferrell's 2 free throws cut it to a 3 point game. Gordonsville hit two consecutive three pointers to go up 12-3. Jayna's basket cut it to 12-5, but Gordonsville responded with yet another 3 pointer. That is when the team came together and freshman Abbi Buck hit two consecutive three pointers to put the Lady Bobcats back into the game. Gordonsville called a time out and when play resumed missed a three and both teams traded fouls and turnovers until Tori Rigney went to the foul line and sank both to make it a 15-13 game. With time running out in the quarter, Abbi was fouled shooting a three and sank all three attempts to make it a 18-16 game in the Lady Tiger's favor at the end of three.
The second quarter saw Gordonsville go ahead by five until Buck's three cut tied the game at 21 all. The Lady Tigers scored the next 8 points and appeared to be pulling away again but an Adriana Thurman drive to the basket for a score followed by another Abbi Buck three made it a 29-23 game. The biggest cheer of the game came when a Lady Tiger was finally called for walking. Alahna Bilbrey scored, was fouled and tied the game at 29 all. Just before time ran out in the half Gordonsville made one of two free throws for a 30-29 halftime lead.
The Lady Bobcats took their first lead of the game to start the 3rd quarter with Adrianna hitting a three for a 32-30 Lady Bobcat lead. Gordonsville took their last lead at 33-32 with a three pointer, but Tristan McClellan's three put the Lady Bobcats ahead at 37-35. She hit another to make it 43-38 and after the Lady Tigers tied it at 44-44, Abbi Buck's three put the Lady Bobcats ahead for good. The quarter ended at 51-44 Pickett Co.
In the final quarter Gordonsville could only get to within 4 points before the Lady Bobcats pulled away for the 67-54 win. Abbi Buck was high scorer with 18 points. Gordonsville's Crawford had 16.
Scores by quarters:
Pickett Co. 16-13-22-16
Scoring: McClellen 6, Ferrell 11, Thurman 11, Bowman 7, Rigney 4, Bilbrey 10, Buck 18
Tuesday, Nov. 26 York Away 6:00
Monday, Dec. 2 Sunbright Home 6:00
Tuesday, Dec. 3 Monterey Home 6:00
Friday, Dec. 6 Jackson Co. Home 6:00
Tuesday, Dec. 10 Clarkrange Away 6:00
Saturday, Dec. 14 Watertown Away 6:00
Sat., Dec. 21 - Mon., Dec. 23 Boys-Christmas Tournament London, KY.
Thurs., Dec. 26 - Mon., Dec. 23 Boys-Christmas Tournament Logan Co., KY
Thurs., Dec. 26 - Sat., Dec. 28 Girls-Christmas Tournament Clinton Co. KY
Friday, Jan. 3 Clay Co. Away 6:00
Saturday, Jan. 4 CSAS Home 6:00
Saturday, Jan. 11 Livingston Away 6:00
Tuesday, Jan. 14 Watertown Home 6:30
Thursday, Jan. 16 RBS Home 6:00
Friday, Jan. 17 Jackson Co. Away 6:00
Friday, Jan. 24 Clay Co. Home 6:00
Friday, Jan. 31 Clarkrange Home 6:00
Saturday, Feb. 1 CSAS Away 6:00
Tuesday, Feb. 4 Monterey Away 6:00
Thursday, Feb. 6 Gordonsville Away 6:00
Saturday, Feb. 8 York Home 6:00
February 11-18 District Tournaments at Livingston
PCHS Lady Bobcats Head Coach Brent Smith
PCHS Bobcats Head Coach Tim Moons
PCHS Principal Rebecca Wallin
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