By DOUG EADS
Christmas came a couple of days early for head coach Chris Adkins, as his Pulaski County Lady Maroons brought home a championship after four impressive wins at McCreary Central High School.
Playing in the Arby’s Classic over the past weekend, the Lady Maroons had defeated Shelby County, Clinton County, and Knott County Central, coming into Monday’s title game against Garrard County.
And, despite a furious fourth quarter rally by the Lady Lions, it would not be enough to turn back a Pulaski County Lady Maroon team that improved to 8-2 on the season with a 62-53 win.
Haylee Ridner led Pulaski County in scoring in the win with 26 points, on the strength of six made three’s in the victory.
Dawn Wilson also hit for double figures for a victorious PC squad with 10 points — a PC team that brought home a little hardware.
The Lady Maroons took immediate control of Monday’s championship game, by racing out to a 33-17 over Garrard County by halftime.
PC padded that cushion to 19 points — leading the Lady Lions 48-29 through three quarters of play.
And it’s a good thing, because the Lady Lions mounted a comeback in the final frame.
Garrard County outscored Pulaski County 24-12 over the game’s final eight minutes, but it wouldn’t be enough, as the Lady Maroons held on for the title with the 62-53 win.
Pulaski County will return to action this weekend, taking part in the Sunshine Classic in Daytona Beach, Florida.