By DOUG EADS
Pulaski County has played its first six games of the season without the services of starting big man Grant Oakes, who is still recovering from a knee injury suffered late in the football season.
So far, the Maroons have definitely made the most of a bad situation.
On Tuesday night, John Fraley’s club hosted Wayne County in a matchup of two 12th Regional contenders, and Pulaski County rolled to its fifth consecutive win of the year.
Colton Fraley led the Maroons with 21 points in the win, while three other Maroons joined him in double figures.
KJ Combs added 19 points, Garrett Heath tallied 13 points, and Caleb Sloan netted 12 points, helping the Maroons to a relative easy, 80-59 victory over the Cardinals.
PC grabbed control of this one from the outset, leading Wayne County 20-9 at the end of the first period.
From there, it was pretty much a double digit lead for the Maroons for the rest of the night.
Fraley’s club led Wayne County at the half, 38-25, and the end of the third period by a score of 55-43.
In all, it added up to a fifth straight win for Pulaski County, as the Maroons improved their record to 5-1 on the year.
Pulaski County will return to action on Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. at The PC Gym, hosting Campbellsville in the M & W Classic.
That game will be the fourth and final game of the day at that event on the Maroons home court.
Earlier on Saturday at Pulaski County High School, West Jessamine will tangle with Bullitt Central at 2 p.m., followed by Danville taking on Harvest Prep. at 3:30 p.m.
Then, at 5 p.m. just before the PC-Campbellsville game, the Southwestern Warriors will meet up against Middlesboro.