Taylor County tallied 14 straight points in the first quarter and never looked back in blasting the visiting LaRue County Hawks 79-49 on Friday night. It was the Hawks’ worst outing this season.
Chase Cox’s 11 first-half points and eight more by Lloyd Stotts enabled the Cardinals to build a 39-16 half-time cushion.
Tyler Hornback had nine for LaRue County in the first two frames, but the Hawks could get no closer than 19 in the second half.
Taylor County’s lead expanded with its substitutes as sophomore Tevin Webster scored 10 points, Chase Seaborne added four and Matt McDonald and Zac Manning a three-pointer apiece.
Cox, who entered Saturday’s make-up tilt 24 points shy of 2,000 points for his career, finished with 26 points while Webster and Michael Coulter had 10 apiece and Stotts and Shane Morris eight each.
Hornback had 15 points, Tyler Nall 10 and Christian Mullins seven off the Hawk bench.
Loss to Nelson
The visiting Hawks lost to Nelson County 63-53 Feb. 10.
Defeat of Logan
The homestanding Hawks defeated Logan County 73-62 Feb. 14.
Senior Bryan Bault led LaRue County (19-5) with 23 points. Hornback had 14 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals.
Mullins and sophomore Dylan Parr each scored 11 points. Freshman Anthony Brewer had five points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals.