By DOUG EADS
After a thrilling, come from behind win at Lincoln County on Tuesday night, the Southwestern Warriors had a chance to get back to the .500 mark last night, but visiting Casey County had other ideas.
The Rebels — who already owned a 63-47 victory over the Warriors in Southwestern’s season opener in Liberty way back on November 29th — got a game-high 32 points from Max Reyes, coming from behind for a 75-66 win over Chris Baker’s club on Thursday night at The Wigwam.
This game was close throughout, with Southwestern trailing Casey County at the break 35-32.
However, the Warriors fought back to take a very slim, 49-48 lead into the fourth quarter, but that’s when Reyes went to work.
The Casey County senior guard scored 12 of his game-high 32 points in the final frame, going a perfect, 8-8 from the free throw line at crunch time.
As a result, it was Casey County moving to 12-12 on the season, while the Warriors fell to 11-13 in the loss.
Cole Dysinger led the way for the Warriors with 19 points, while Cameron Pierce scored nine of his 13 points in the second half, helping keep the Warriors within striking distance of the Rebels.
For Southwestern, the Warriors get a chance to put the Casey County loss behind them almost immediately, as Baker and crew travel to the state capital tonight to take on Western Hills.
The game against the Wolverines is set to get underway tonight at 7:30 p.m.
After that game, Southwestern will return back home to the friendly confines of The Wigwam next Tuesday night, hosting the Boyle County Rebels.