A Week to Put in the Past


Tyler Mozingo, Sports Editor

A rough week for the basketball team. 

The Chargers had three games within the week, and they found themselves on the short end of the scoreboard in each of the contests.

East took on the #5 ranked Martha Layne Collins on Tuesday, region rival PRP on Wednesday, and took on West Jessamine on Saturday. The Chargers didn’t play up to their capability and found themselves with three losses.

Tuesday, Dec. 10, the Chargers played Collins at home. Collins, class of 2020 point guard, Devion McKnight had 30 in that game, with 15 of those coming from the free throw line. McKnight is a Western Kentucky University basketball commit, and he proved why on Tuesday. Zak Perdew led the Chargers with 28 points, and Hunter Brogan chipped in 12 of his own. East fell 71-66.

A quick turn around for the Chargers as they had to travel to PRP for a sixth region battle. East had led the entire game, until early in the fourth quarter as PRP hit some shots they weren’t hitting early on and the refs started tightening up their calls. The Chargers fell in that contest 69-58. Perdew led the Chargers with 15 points and Brogan had 11.

A few days to regroup and the Chargers hit the road again at Nelson County to take on West Jessamine in the Harmon’s Hardwood Classic. East fell 80-64. Zak Perdew and Hunter Brogan led the scoring once again as Perdew had 18 and Brogan had 25.

The Chargers will have a home game Tuesday, Dec. 17 against DeSales. Then they will hit the road to take on Spencer County Thursday, Dec. 19, before taking a break for Christmas. The Chargers will then be heading to Miami for the Jr Orange Classic in Miami, FL.