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Indians down Southern, capture sixth victory


By Dan Manley
Advocate Sports Editor

Juniors Will Cockrell and Pharoah Davis had a big night on the glass last Friday evening at the MCHS Arena to lead the Montgomery County Indians to a 53-50 win over Madison Southern.

Cockrell finished with 18 points and nine rebounds while Davis had eight points and 13 rebounds to lead a balanced attack for the Tribe.
Montgomery County trailed almost all the way, including a 38-32 deficit late in the third quarter.

Senior guard Shawn Short carried the Eagles in the early going. He scored 13 points in the first nine minutes of he game as the Eagles had a 18-13 lead.

But he scored only four points over the final 23 minutes and eventually fouled out.

Landon Stacy, the quarterback on the Southern football team who led the Eagles to a pair of wins over the Indians on the gridiron this season, scored all 13 of his points in the second half to keep the Eagles in the game until the end.

Cockrell scored eight of his 18 points for the Tribe in the second half and the Indians connected on eight of 12 from the foul line in the final quarter to hang on for their sixth win in 14 decisions while Madison Southern fell to 7-9.

Madison Southern (50) — Hunter Buchanan 1-3 0-0 2, Shawn Short 7-16 0-0 17, Tre McCreath 3-11 1-2 9, Landon Stacy 3-5 5-6 13, Turner Buttry 0-1 0-0 0, Chad Fugate 0-0 0-0 0, Seth Shepherd 2-2 0-0 4, Trant Mobely 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 18-41 6-8 50.

MCHS (53) — Will Cockrell 6-10 6-7 18, Hayden Cism 0-1 0-0 0, Pharoah Davis 3-9 2-2 8, Duce Ralls 2-10 3-7 8, Dylan Young 0-0 0-0 0, Paul Wise 2-7 3-4 9, Evan King3-9 2-2 10. Totals 16-46 16-22 53.

Mad.So.15 10 13 12—50
MCHS 13 14 9 17—53

Three-point field goals — Madison Southern 8-18 (Short 3-6, Tre McCreath 2-6, Landon Stacy 2-3, Trent Moberly 1-2; MCHS 4-21 (Ralls 1-6, Wise 2-6, King 2-6). Rebounds — Madison Southern 21 (Buchanan 4); MCHS 42 (Davis 13, Cockrell 9, Ralls 7). Total fouls — Madison Southern 17, MCHS 10. Fouled out — Short.

Garrard County 72, MCHS 68
The Garrard County Lions out-battled the Montgomery County Indians at Stanford last Tuesday night, earning a hard-fought 72-68 win over the Tribe.

The Indians dominated the backboards but simply couldn’t make a shot.
The Tribe made just five of 23 shots from behind the three-point arc while hitting just above 50 percent inside the arc.

Junior Pharoah Davis had a huge game for the Indians, finishing with 28 points and 17 rebounds.

Duce Ralls added 18 points while Hyden Chism scored 11 and Evan King netted 10.

Those four players scored all but one of the points Montgomery County had in the game.

Garrard County finished with five players in double figures, led by Justin Preston with 18 and Braden Sebastian with 17. Trevor Jones was next with 10 while Brice Burkhart and Charles Jones scored 10 points apiece.
The Indians carried a 6-8 record into a home game Tuesday night with Grant County and the Tribe will host Clark County Friday night in the second half of a girl-boy doubleheader.