By DOUG EADS
After splitting a pair of games over the weekend at the Pikeville Invitational, the Southwestern Warriors improved to 3-4 on the season on Monday night with a 55-45 victory over visiting Garrard County at The Wigwam.
Junior Brayden Sims recorded a double-double in the win for homestanding Southwestern, as he poured in a team-high 18 points while ripping down 11 rebounds.
The Warriors raced out to a 28-23 lead over Garrard County by halftime, and then was able to hold on down the stretch, by hitting 11 of 16 free throw attempts in the fourth and decisive quarter.
Guard Cole Dysinger joined Sims in double figures by scoring 14 points, and Hunter Coffey led Southwestern by dishing out five assists.
For Southwestern, the win on Monday night gave Southwestern its second win in the Warriors’ past three games, thanks to splitting a pair of games over the weekend in Pikeville.
Southwestern will return to action tomorrow night, taking part in the four-day and inaugural M & W Shootout.
The event will take place each day beginning Wednesday and going through Saturday, at both Southwestern and Pulaski County High Schools.
The Warriors first game in the tourney will take place at The Wigwam on Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. against Madison Southern.