On the hardwood, Southwestern High School senior basketball standout Peyton Gover has always thrived on competing against the best competition in the state of Kentucky.
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STANFORD – A definition of a warrior is a person who shows or has shown great courage.
The 2016-17 Southwestern basketball team lived up to their mascot name, as they were indeed true Warriors over the past few months.
For the first time since the 2012-13 season, the Southwestern Warriors are district champions.
Way back on December 20th in their first meeting of the season, the Somerset Briar Jumpers and Southwestern Warriors had an old-fashioned barn burner, with Southwestern winning the game 81-77 — a game that wasn’t decided until the final seconds.
Heading into last week, Southwestern had won 20 of their first 22 games of the 2016-17 hoops season. Things didn’t go so well for the Warriors in the past week, as they lost all three of their games.
When you are seemingly as even and as talented as both Pulaski County and Southwestern have each been this season — not to oversimplify things — but sometimes the difference in a win or a loss comes down to a made shot verses a missed shot.
Ever since the 2016--'17 high school basketball season tipped off about a month ago, local rivals Pulaski County and Southwestern have seemingly been headed for a collision course way down the road in the 12th Regional Tournament — possibly in a title game with a trip to Rupp Arena on the line for both.
Whether it’s a regular season game or a postseason tournament game, basketball fans can always count on the Wayne County-Southwestern game to be a good one
On paper, it was a game that was a mismatch.
On the hardwood, it was an instant classic.
Tuesday night at The Wigwam at Southwestern, the 9-0 Warriors were a prohibitive favorite to topple a 3-6 Somerset team, that had already suffered home losses this season to district foes Casey County and Rockcastle County, along with a road loss last week at McCreary Central.