RICHMOND, Va. – Pulaski County and Lake Taylor faced off in Richmond on Thursday night in the girls Class 4 state title game, and Lake Taylor came out on top.
The Titans of Lake Taylor stifled Pulaski to the tune of 16 percent shooting in the first quarter and 22 percent in the second to build a 30-10 halftime lead. The Titans Jazmyn Doster ld the way with 17 points for Lake Taylor, as they knotched the program's fourth state crown, 61-29.
"Lake Taylor is a heck of a basketball team. I think there length at times bothered us and I don't think we had really seen any length like that this year. It made it tough on us and we didn't shoot the ball particularly well, " Pulaski Co. coach Bradley Sutphin said.
"Take a couple months off to recuperate and get our heads back and some rest and I just know that we will come back even harder in the next couple of months and work together and we'll be back. This isn't the last of us. We'll be back," Cougars guard Maddie Ratcliffe said.
The Titans have taken home state gold in 2010, 2013, and 2014 in addition to this season. This was the Cougars' first state title game since 1992. Pulaski County beat Carroll County Tuesday night in a semifinal matchup 63-58 to advance to the state title game.