By DOUG EADS
In the first of two scheduled meetings this season, the Southwestern Lady Warriors traveled across town to face the Pulaski County Lady Maroons on Saturday afternoon, and coach Stephen Butcher’s club won round one of this rivalry in pretty convincing fashion.
Led by a balanced scoring attack, the Lady Warriors improved to 13-3 on the season with a 69-44 victory over PC.
Pulaski County’s Heidi Thompson did her part to try to keep things close, scoring a team-high 18 points, which included making four, three-point baskets, but Southwestern was not to be denied on this particular day.
The Lady Warriors only led this one by a 27-23 margin by the intermission, but gained firm control of the contest by taking a 51-35 lead over Pulaski County headed into the fourth quarter of play.
Kallie Sheron scored all 10 of her points in the second half, and the Lady Warriors were led on the day in scoring by Regi Cundiff’s 13 points on their way to the victory.
Alexa Smiddy also hit for double figures for the Lady Warriors with 11 points, helping Southwestern take the first match-up of the season between the two county rivals.
The Lady Warriors will return to action on Tuesday night at The Wigwam, hosting the Lady Lakers of Russell County at 8 p.m.
Pulaski County — now 11-8 on the season with the loss — will travel to Casey County tomorrow night, to face the Lady Rebels at 6 p.m.
That contest will be the first game of a girl/boy doubleheader.