The Patrick County High School Cougars boys’ basketball team finally got back to the hardwoods late last week after postponing four games from the previous week’s inclement weather. They lost both games to Pittsylvania County schools: Tunstall and George Washington of Danville.
They traveled to Tunstall High School Thursday night and fell to the Trojans 54-36.
A defensive battle by both teams kept scoring low in the first and second quarters. The Trojans led 12-8 at the end of the first quarter and 22-16 at the half.
Several Cougar players got into foul trouble after the half, and the team was forced to be less aggressive on defense. However, Tunstall’s constant pressure on the Cougar offense held them back from making a hard drive to the basket.
The Trojans scored 13 points and 19 points, respectively, in the third and fourth quarters while the Cougars were held to 11 and 9, respectively.
Hunter Lawless was high scorer for the Cougars with three three-pointers .Seth Scott added four and Landon Gunter added five.
Friday night the Cougars traveled to GW of Danville and lost 74-46.
The Eagles took an early 17-10 lead in the first quarter and increased it to 32-23 at the half.
GW took a scoring rally in the third quarter and tightened up its defensive play to outscore the Cougars 23-7 in the quarter. The fourth quarter saw the Eagles outscore the Cougars 19-16 to take the win 74-46.
Landon Gunter led the Cougars with 11 points; RJ Hagwood added nine. Matt Amos picked up six while Hunter Lawless and Brandon Hubbard each scored five.
The Cougars have three games this week. Tuesday they traveled to Martinsville to play the Bulldogs. Wednesday, they have another road game in Abingdon and will return home Friday to host Halifax. Game time is 7 p.m.