By DOUG EADS
HARRODSBURG — On Tuesday night, Mercer County was the final destination for a Pulaski County basketball team that was playing its sixth game in a row on the road.
In the previous five games — all Pulaski County wins — the Maroons had been playing some of their best basketball of the season.
On Tuesday night however, the Titans snapped that five-game win streak enjoyed by PC, with a 73-71 victory over the Maroons.
Once again coach John Fraley got a balanced scoring attack from his squad, but it would not be enough. For the second time in as many years, the Titans would edge the Maroons by two points, winning last year’s contest between the two teams by an 86-84 margin.
Jake Combs led the Maroons with 22 points, while KJ Combs added 13 points, Caleb Sloan had 12 points, and Colton Fraley also hit for double figures with 10 points.
Pulaski County — now 14-8 on the season — will return home on Friday night to face arch-rival Somerset in a big-time matchup inside the 47th District.
Somerset won the first meeting between the two teams in overtime, 88-81, and a number one seed will be up for grabs on Friday night when these two rivals square off.
The Briar Jumpers bring a perfect, 5-0 mark into the game in league play, while PC, with that loss to Somerset, stands at 4-1 in district play.
The game will follow the girl’s contest between the two schools, which will get underway from The PC Gym beginning at 6 p.m.