Warriors edge McCreary Central in district win

Southwestern’s Brayden Sims battles for position in a game earlier this season. On Thursday night, Sims scored a game-high 36 points and pulled down 13 rebounds, helping the Warriors to a 61-59 win over district foe McCreary Central.
Photo by David Rogers


Brayden Sims is the kind of player that can break out any time, and when he does, he can take a game over.

On Thursday night at The Wigwam, that is exactly what Southwestern’s junior forward did — and it’s a good thing.

Sims was unstoppable for much of the evening against visiting McCreary Central, pouring in a game-high 36 points, while ripping down 13 boards.

Thanks in large part to Sims’ monster night, the Warriors were able to pick up a much-needed 48th District win, by squeaking past the Raiders by a 61-59 margin.

This game was close throughout, with Southwestern trailing the Raiders at halftime 24-23.

Cole Dysinger meanwhile — held without any points in the first half — scored all 11 of his points after the intermission, while dishing out 5 assists.

And, Dysinger — in a very close and competitive contest — was a perfect 4-4 from the charity stripe in  the fourth quarter of play.

With the win, Southwestern improved its overall season record to 9-10 on the year and to 2-1 in district play.

The Warriors will  return to action on Saturday at 2:30  p.m, going on the road to take on the Madison Southern Eagles.

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