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December 7, 2013

H.S. BASKETBALL: Southern falls to Pulaski County, 81-73

RICHMOND — The Eagles couldn’t put together a late rally Saturday against Pulaski County at the Jackson County Classic.

Stacy Burns had a team-best 19 points, but Madison Southern (0-2) suffered a 81-73, in McKee. Branden Sargent and Trevor Huff each had 13 points for the Eagles.

“We played extremely hard,” Southern coach Shane Buttry said. “We are getting better every game.”

Southern had an 18-15 lead after the first quarter before Pulaski County took a 36-35 lead into halftime. The Eagles were up by five points in the third quarter, but the Maroons were up 60-53 heading into the fourth quarter.

Southern was down just four with less than a minute left, but Pulaski sealed the win at the free throw line.

The Eagles are set to return to action Tuesday at home against North Laurel.

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