The Hardin-Central Bulldogs got back in the win column Wednesday night as they eliminated Southwest from the Braymer Invitational with a 59-28 victory.
The win not only advances the Bulldogs to Friday night’s consolation game, but also snapped a five-game skid.
“It was a good game for us,” Hardin-Central Coach Kirk Thacker said. “We came out strong and played hard. That really did a lot for our confidence level. We need to continue to focus on playing good defense and being patient on offense.”
Hardin-Central jumped on top early with a 27-9 lead after the opening 8 minutes, and then took a 39-15 advantage into the locker for halftime. The Dawgs built up a 53-24 lead entering the final period.
Patrick King led the way for the 3-6 Bulldogs with a game-high 27 points, while hitting the boards to grab 11 rebounds. The Carpenter brothers, Daniel and Mark, chipped in 10 points each, with Mark pulling down 8 rebounds to go along with 4 steals, while Daniel dished out a team-high 7 assists.
Also scoring for Hardin-Central were Chris Herring with 8 points, followed by Chris Wilson and Damon Johnson with 2 apiece. Wilson also had 3 assists and a pair of steals.
Justin Lewis led the Wildcats with 9 points.