Pulaski County girls basketball poised for another successful year

DUBLIN, Va. – The lady Cougars of Pulaski look primed and ready for another run in the postseason, after reaching the state final 4 years ago.

The Cougars are 15-3 on the season and undefeated in the River Ridge, and they jump-started their season in December by facing Millbrook, who knocked them out of the state title chase in the semifinals last year.

This time around they won handily, and the momentum continues to roll.

“I think it was a big part of it, we also played really well as a team,” junior Jaden Lawson said. “Traveling that far to play in a Christmas tournament was hard because we had to stay overnight, but we woke up and chose to win that day.”

“I think we have a lot of good guards, I think we all can get to the basket and shoot really well and that’s been one of our strengths this year,” senior Keslyn Secrist added.

And depth has helped the Cougars in tight games.

“Although there’s not many teams that have a lot of depth, I feel like we do and it’s one of our strong suits. To be able to know if we get in a tight spot with a team, and we need the players off the bench, all of them are all ready to go when we need them,” senior Tori Vest said.

About the Authors:

Brooke Leonard is the newest addition to the 10 Sports team, joining in June 2019.

Eric is no stranger to the Roanoke Valley. He is a Roanoke native and proud graduate of William Fleming High School.