With a few Bulldogs feeling a bit under the weather, Hardin-Central went to its hot hand with Patrick King pouring in 37 points in a 63-37 win Tuesday night at Southwest of Ludlow.
King also completed the double double with 12 points to go along with 4 assists, while adding 8 steals and a blocked shot on the defensive end to help the Dawgs improve to 5-6 and extend their winning streak to three. Bulldog Coach Kirk Thacker said King got a lot of help.
“His teammates did an excellent job of getting him the ball,” he said. “We had a good defensive effort in the first half. Southwest played us tough. We were able to build a big lead and let the bench players get some playing time in the fourth quarter.”
Hardin-Central had 12 other assists in the game with Daniel Carpenter dishing out 8, with Chris Wilson and Chris Herring credited with 2 each.
The Bulldogs built a 17-7 lead after one quarter, 35-20 at the half and 57-31 after three frames.
Mark Carpenter added 8 points with 3 steals for Hardin-Central, with Daniel Carpenter and Wilson chipping in 6 each. Carpenter also pulled down 11 rebounds with 4 steals. Herring scored 5 points with 5 steals, while Jake Harris added a free throw.
Justin Lewis scored 18 points to lead the Wildcats.