By DOUG EADS
Coming off an impressive blowout win at Casey County on Friday night, the Pulaski County Maroons got back at it on Saturday, running up against Harlan County in the PRTC Classic at Jackson County High School.
And, John Fraley’s club was in big-time trouble early on.
However, thanks to a big-time performance by sophomore Zach Travis, the Maroons were able to erase a 12-point halftime deficit and ran their winning streak to four games, with a hard-fought, 74-69 win over the Black Bears.
Travis scored a game-high 32 points and ripped down seven rebounds, in helping the Maroons move to 4-1 on the season with the victory.
After the game was tied up at 17-17 at the end of the first period, thanks to a 23-11 spurt in the second frame, it was Harlan County that was in great shape, leading PC 40-28 at the break.
However, Travis would save the day for the Maroons.
The sophomore wing scored 15 of his 32 points in the third period as PC began to climb its way back into the contest.
The Maroons then completed the comeback by outscoring Harlan County 21-11 in the final stanza, to get out of McKee with a 74-69 victory.
Travis led everybody with his 32 points, while Colton Fraley and Caleb Sloan joined him in double figures with 14 points each.
The Maroons will return to action on Tuesday night with another stern test, as the Wayne County Cardinals will roll into The PC Gym for a 7:30 p.m. tip off.