After slow start, PC takes down Rockets in district opener

Pulaski County senior Grant Oakes goes up for two points in an earlier game this season at Somerset. Thanks to Tuesday night’s win over Rockcastle County, the Maroons advanced to Thursday’s championship game of the Boy’s 47th District Tournament.
Photo by David Rogers

By DOUG EADS

Playing in their post season opener on Tuesday night at Rockcastle County High School against the homestanding Rockets, the Pulaski County Maroons couldn’t seemingly buy a basket in the opening night of the Boy’s 47th District Basketball Tournament. 

John Fraley’s club went almost four minutes without scoring a single point, but ‘The Rock’ couldn’t take advantage of  that slow start out of the gate by the Maroons, as Rockcastle County only led PC 2-0 midway through the first period.

However, once John Fraley’s club got things going offensively, the Maroons got going.



KJ Combs tallied 16 points, Zach Travis and Caleb Sloan each added 10 points, and reserve big man Logan Bates gave PC a big-time lift off the bench scoring a dozen points, helping the Maroons erase that slow start and taking a 33-15 lead over the Rockets by the intermission.

And, the Maroons didn’t let up in the second half either, outscoring ‘The Rock’ in the second frame 42-30.

As a result, it was the Maroons improving to 24-5 on the season with a 75-45 win over Rockcastle County.

The win punched Pulaski County’s ticket into tomorrow night’s championship game of the 47th District Tournament.

That game is set to get underway at Rockcastle County High School at 7 p.m.



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