By Darius Cates
Thursday, December 12, 2019 the Bullock County Hornets went to the capital city to battle the Thunderbirds of Park Crossing High School.
The Thunderbirds came to the game after a huge win over Booker T. Washington Magnet High School (Montgomery).
Bullock County started with their small lineups with three guards. From the opening minutes the game was intense.
Each team kept the game competitive with back and forth scoring. Because of the Thunderbirds’ defensive pressure the Hornets had numerous turnovers in the first quarter. It was nothing but physical play from great hustle from both squads.
Both teams were sending their opponents to the line. In the first half, the two teams were evenly matched and it showed on the scoreboard. Park Crossing had a 32-30 lead after the first two quarters.
At the second half the physical intensity continued. The Thunderbirds stayed showing full court press on the defense.
The Hornets were not able to handle the ball and turnovers from stolen passes were very costly.
At the end of the third quarter Hornets were down double digits and it took away their energy.
The Thunderbirds did not let off their aggressive full court pressure. Bullock County continued to turn the ball over (31 total turnovers) and could not even find a way to score.
The Hornets were downed 89-64 after trailing by just two points in the first half.
Luke Surdivant finished the game with 22 points and Jalaceon Green ended with 20 points.