By DOUG EADS
The Pulaski County Maroons — ranked number five in the state in this week’s Associated Press Poll, and the only undefeated boy’s team in Kentucky — met up against district foe Casey County on Tuesday night at The PC Gym.
And, despite having won four of their past five games, the visiting Rebels found out real quick that Pulaski County is in a league of its own.
John Fraley’s club hit 12 three-point baskets in the game, placed 10 players in the scoring column, and rolled to an impressive, 85-45 win over the Rebels.
Junior wing Cayden Lancaster led Pulaski County with 20 points, Gavin Stevens tallied 17 points, and reserve Jace Frye came off the Maroon bench to chip in with 12 points, in a game that wasn’t close for very long.
After the Rebels tied things up early at 7-7, Pulaski County used a 12-2 run, taking a 19-9 lead over Casey County late in the first period and never looked back.
PC eventually built the lead up to as many as 20 points in the first half, leading the Rebels by a 47-27 margin at the intermission.
Casey County’s Ethan Willoughby had a monster game for the Rebels, scoring a game-high 28 points, but he didn’t get much help, as Pulaski County — thanks to a three-point hoop from Wessen Fallin with 5:20 left in the contest — gave the Maroons a 35-point advantage, putting this game on a running clock thanks to the mercy rule.
Pulaski County improved to a perfect, 17-0 with the win, and will await arch-rival Southwestern on Friday night in a girl-boy doubleheader at The PC Gym, beginning with the girl’s contest at 6 p.m.