By DOUG EADS
LIBERTY — The Pulaski County Lady Maroon basketball team struggled mightily last season in Chris Adkins’ first year at the helm.
Coach Adkins — faced with playing a team with almost with no experience whatsoever at the varsity level — only won eight games last year, finishing the season at 8-22.
This season, Pulaski County had reached the eight-win mark before the calendar changed over to 2019, winning its eighth game back on December 22nd.
However, the success of this season — so far at least — has not carried over into games against district opponents.
On Tuesday night, Pulaski County fell to 11-9 on the year — but more importantly the Lady Maroons remained winless inside the 47th District — with a 61-37 setback at Casey County, falling to 0-4 against league opponents.
Pulaski County fell behind the Lady Rebels in a low-scoring affair early, trailing Casey County 21-13 at the intermission.
The Lady Rebels then took firm control of things, with an 18-9 third period over PC, taking a 39-22 lead over the Lady Maroons into the fourth quarter.
Shelby Cothron was Pulaski County’s lone player to reach double figures in the loss, leading Adkins’ club with 16 points, but it would not be enough against a very good Casey County ball club.
Pulaski County — 11-9 on the season — will try to bounce back next Tuesday night with a road game at Russell County.