Southwestern rallies to notch win over Cardinals

By DOUG EADS

The Southwestern Warriors returned home to the friendly confines of The Wigwam on Saturday afternoon, and Chris Baker’s club had to rally against a struggling Nelson County team, but rally — big-time — is exactly what the Warriors were able to do in a 72-34 victory.

Facing a 1-17 Nelson County squad in The Iron Warrior Classic, Southwestern trailed the Cardinals at the half 26-24, but no worries, the Warriors would roar back.

Southwestern blew this one wide open, by outscoring the Cards 22-2 in a decisive third quarter, taking a very comfortable 46-28 lead into the fourth quarter of play.



In fact, the Warriors held Nelson County in check for the entire second half, only allowing the Cards 8 points in the third and fourth periods combined, on their way to the 38-point rout.

Several Warrior players had huge days in the game, led by Brayden Sims, who recorded a double-double in the win, scoring 15 points and pulling down 15 boards.

Jon Wood had another stellar performance for the blue and orange, scoring 13 points and recording 8 rebounds, to go along with a pair of blocks.

Andrew Smith added 12 points and Hunter Coffey scored 10 points, while dishing out 4 assists and coming up with 3 steals.

Cole Dysinger led the Warriors with 5 assists on the day, in helping Baker and crew move to 8-10 on the season.

Southwestern will face McCreary Central at The Wigwam on Thursday night of this week at 7:30 p.m. in a 48th District contest.



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