By DOUG EADS
Both the Pulaski County Lady Maroons and PC’s boys basketball teams continued their respective rolls on the hardwood in weekend tourneys on Saturday.
Chris Adkins and the Lady Maroons won their sixth game in a row on Saturday afternoon, improving to 10-2 on the season along the way with a hard-fought, 41-35 win over Cookeville, Tennessee in the Sunshine Classic in Daytona Beach, Florida.
In a very tight game, PC led Cookeville 27-26 at the end of the third period, but made the plays down the stretch to extend that winning streak to six games in a row with the six-point win.
Maddy Dunn paced the Lady Maroons in the win with 17 points, while Caroline Oakes added 12 points for PC.
Meanwhile, at the friendly confines of The PC Gym some 600 miles away, the PC boys had a little tougher road to hoe on Saturday night, but John Fraley’s club was up to the task, taking down Newport High School in the Lake Cumberland Holiday Hoops Classic in overtime by a final score of 75-67.
This game was close throughout, with the two teams tied at the half, 28-28, and again at the end of the third period at 46-46, and at the end of regulation at 60-60.
In the extra session, PC was able to outscore the visitors from northern Kentucky 15-7, to come away with a very nice and hard-fought victory.
KJ Combs — one night after a 29-point performance against Sullivan East High School — once again led PC with a team-high 26 points in the win.
But, it was Colton Fraley who helped the Maroons seal the win in the overtime period from the charity stripe.
Fraley scored six of his 11 points from the free throw line in the overtime period, going a perfect 6-6 from the stripe, helping coach John Fraley and company improve to 9-2 on the season with the win.
Sophomore forward Zach Travis also hit for double figures in the win for Pulaski County, scoring 17 points in the contest.
Both the Maroons and Lady Maroons will continue play in the two tournaments on Sunday.