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

By DOUG EADS

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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