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.