Paul Laurence Dunbar was able to keep Madison Central's leading scorer in check on Tuesday in Lexington.

Kole Browne finished with just six points -- more than 12 points below his season average.

His teammates, however, stepped up.

Junior Braeden Ray had 26 points and four rebounds as the Indians (6-8) earned a 61-57 win over the Bulldogs (5-9).

The Indians shot just 39.5 from the field, including 5-of-14 from three-point range, but hit 22-of-35 free throws. Central also forced 21 turnovers, which led to 25 points.

Luke Coleman had nine points and four rebounds. Alex Rogers had nine points and 10 rebounds and Trey Skaggs finished with eight points.

Browne played all 32 minutes, but attempted just five field goals. The junior was 2-of-5 at the line and had two assists and one steal.

Ray was 8-of-15 from the field (3-of-5 from three-point range) and hit 7-of-12 free throws.

Rogers was 5-of-6 at the line and Skaggs was 2-of-2 from three-point range.

Dunbar shot 48.9 percent from the field and was 7-of-19 from long range.

Nick Spalding hit six three-pointers and had 23 points for Dunbar.

The Indians have won three of their past four games.

Central is set to return to action Saturday against Christian County at the Toyota of Hopkinsville Classic.

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