By DOUG EADS
HODGENVILLE — After falling on the final night of the M & W Classic last Saturday night at The Wigwam, the Southwestern Warriors dropped their second game in a row on Thursday night, playing in the Magnolia Bank Holiday Classic at Larue County High School.
Cole Dysinger scored all 17 of his team-high points after the intermission, while point guard Hunter Coffey added 12 points, but it would not be enough as Chris Baker’s club fell to 5-7 on the year with a 63-56 loss to Bullitt Central.
The Cougars raced out to a 34-23 lead by halftime, and withstood a rally from Southwestern in the second half to hold on for the win.
Dysinger scored half of his club’s 14 points in the third quarter of play, while the Cougars struggled, only scoring six points in the frame.
At that juncture, the Warriors had cut the deficit down to only 40-37 headed into the fourth quarter, and while Dysinger would score 10 more points over the game’s final eight minutes, the Warriors could not overcome the deficit, getting outscored in the final frame by a 23-19 margin by Bullitt Central.
Southwestern will play its second game of the tourney on Friday afternoon at 3 p.m., taking on Louisville Collegiate.