The Indians couldn’t overcome serious foul trouble to pick up a win Saturday on the road.
Madison Central had three players foul out — Ken-Jah Bosley, Hunter Stocker and Quan Taylor — and fell at Russell County, 89-83. The Lakers were 25-of-31 from the free throw line and shot 59 percent from the field, including 71 percent (15-of-21) in the second half.
Senior point guard Dominique Hawkins had 32 points, six rebounds and four assists, Bosley had 18 points and four assists and Sam Jones had 15 points and 11 rebounds off the bench.
Central (20-5) shot 45 percent from the field and was 16-of-23 from the free throw line.
Tyler Robertson had 36 points and five rebounds to lead Russell County.
DeMarcus George had eight points off the bench, Daniel Parke had six points and Stocker had four points and four rebounds.
The Indians had a 23-12 lead after the first quarter and had a 45-43 lead at halftime.
Russell County out-scored Central 25-18 in the fourth quarter.
The Indians are set to return to action Tuesday at South Laurel.
Berea 89, Piarist 45
The Berea Community Pirates picked up their seventh victory of the season with an 89-45 win over Piarist Saturday.
The Pirates led 18-15 after one quarter but outscored Pierst 30 to 16 to pull out to a 48-31 lead at the half.
The Berea defense took over in the second half, limiting Pierst to seven points in the third quarter while the Pirates poured in 25 to pull ahead 73-47 after three quarters.
Berea outscored the visitors 16-7 in the fourth quarter for the final margin.
Bradley Adkins and Andy Allen led the Pirates with 12 points each. Allen also had a team-high 11 rebounds, 17 assists and six steals.
Two other Pirates also scored in double figures. Daniel Hubbard added 11 points, while Nolan Sweet had 10.
Neil Claytor finished with nine, Dustin Kates had eight, Cameron Coyle, Deondre Tate and Austin Warford had six points each, Eli Woodie finished with five and Dalton Gadd added two points.
The Pirates shot 33 percent from the field and 23 percent from behind the three-point line.
Berea will be back in action at home on Tuesday against Williamsburg at 7:30 p.m.