Warriors ease by East Jessamine 59-53

Southwestern senior Jon Wood scored four points on Saturday afternoon, as the Warriors remained unbeaten with a 59-53 win over East Jessamine in the North/South Shootout Classic at The PC Gym.
Photo by Nick Hibbard

By DOUG EADS

The Southwestern Warriors hadn’t really been threatened in their first two games of the year, beating both the Central Kentucky Home School team and Casey County by an average of 22 points per game.

Both of those season-opening wins was in the friendly confines of The Wigwam, however on Saturday afternoon, Chris Baker’s club had its hands full with 12th Regional foe East Jessamine at The PC Gym as part of the North/South Shootout Classic.

In a close game throughout the first three quarters of play, no worries for Baker and company.



The Warriors led the Jags 24-22 at the half, and took that two-point adavatage — 40-38 — into the fourth quarter.

And that is when senior guard Cole Dysinger took things over for Southwestern with the game on the line.,

The Warrior guard tallied 12 of his 24 points in the final stanza, helping keep the Warriors undefeated with a hard-fought, 59-53 win over the Jaguars.

Chase Eastham joined Dysinger in double figures with 12 points, helping Southwestern move to 3-0 on the young season.

The Warriors will return to action at The Wigwam on Tuesday night hosting 48th District foe McCreary Central, before traveling to Wayne County on Friday night for another huge district tilt against the Cardinals.

Both of those games are set to tip off at 7:30 p.m.



Lady Maroons remain unbeaten, crush West Jessamine 71-23

By DOUG EADS

The Pulaski County Lady Maroons have been on a roll out of the gate at the start of the 2019-’20 high school basketball season.

Chris Adkins’ club made it a perfect 3-3 on Saturday afternoon, capping off the first week of the regular season with an emphatic, 71-23 beatdown win over the West Jessamine Colts at the PC Gym as part of the North/South Shootout Classic on Saturday afternoon.

Pulaski County put this one away early, racing out to a huge, 42-11 lead by the intermission.



Maddy Dunn led the way for the Lady Maroons with 16 points, while Heidi Thompson and Hailee Ridner each added 8 points for PC.

The Lady Maroons — 3-0 on the young season — will get back at it on Tuesday night, hosting the Lady Lions from Garrard County at 7:30 p.m.