By DOUG EADS
The Southwestern Warriors placed four players in double figures, led by Brayden Sims with a team-high 18 points, and the visiting Casey County Rebels couldn’t keep pace on Thursday night.
As a result, Chris Baker’s club improved to 2-0 on the young season with a 73-52 victory over the Rebels.
Southwestern got off quickly, leading the Rebels by a 35-24 margin by halftime.
Thanks to outscoring the visitors from Liberty by an 18-12 margin in the third quarter, the Warriors all but had this one on cruise control, leading Casey County by a very comfortable 17-point margin — 53-36 — headed into the game’s final eight minutes.
Southwestern got 15 points from senior guard Cole Dysinger, while Hunter Coffey chipped in with 14 points, and Chase Eastham added 10 points.
The Warriors will return to action tomorrow afternoon, taking part in the North/South Shootout Classic at Pulaski County High School.
Southwestern will square off against East Jessamine at PC on Saturday afternoon at 3:45 p.m.