The Pulaski Red Raiders made 55 percent of their field goals and 41 percent of their 3-point shots to earn a 54-38 win over the Bulldog boys’ varsity basketball team on Saturday, Nov. 29.
A fast-paced, intense first half saw both teams hit some big shots, with Pulaski connecting from long range and New London working the ball inside. At halftime, the game was tied, 19-19.
After the break, the Bulldog defense began to weaken. Pulaski took advantage and also got to the free throw line often, shooting 21 from the charity stripe in the game. New London attempted just four free throws during the contest. Pulaski converted 13 free throw attempts, while New London didn’t convert any.
By the time the final buzzer sounded, Pulaski had built a 54-38 lead to earn a 16-point victory.
“We played well in the first half; however, our defense was poor in the second half,” said Coach Ken Jagiello. “I’m not pleased with the free throw situation. We need to get the ball inside more to open up the offense.”
Nick Thomas, Ty Barrington and Sam Porath all scored eight points for the Bulldogs, while Scott Doucette and Alex Thiemer both netted five. Tyler Jagiello added four points for New London.