Barrett Croslin and the Russellville Panthers are coming on strong.
Croslin scored 24 points Tuesday in a 67-59 RHS win over Franklin-Simpson.
Russellville has now won four straight and nine of 10 overall. It’ll look to continue the streak at rival Logan County on Friday.
The Panthers clinched first place in District 13 and improved to 10-3 this season against teams from Region 4, making them a prime contender to make a run at a region title.
“I believe if we can stay healthy and keep our heads all right, I think we have a good chance,” Croslin said.
A junior, Croslin hit five 3-pointers Tuesday. His 24 points led RHS despite being held scoreless in the third period. He scored 11 in the second quarter, then cooled off in the second half when recognizing teammate Jordan Kennedy was getting open in the low post.
“I missed a few shots and didn’t shoot as many because we had the lead,” Croslin said. “I was trying to look inside more. If (Kennedy’s) open down low, I’d rather him shoot a layup than me shoot a 3 any day.”