When one Harrison twin was having an off day, the other turned it up a notch.
Andrew Harrison scored 25 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out five assists in Travis High’s 64-57 victory over Madison Central at the Marshall County Hoop Fest on Saturday.
Harrison fouled out with 55 seconds left and was treated to a standing ovation from the capacity crowd of more than 5,000 fans.
Aaron Harrison, the other half of UK’s future backcourt, scored only three points while playing nearly the entire game in foul trouble. He picked up three fouls in the first quarter, and sat out the rest of the half.
The future UK shooting guard ended up playing 22 minutes, but he just wasn’t the same in the second half. He finished 1-for-6 from the floor and missed both of his three-point attempts and three of his four free throws.
“I think the foul trouble kind of hurt him,” Travis Coach Craig Brownson said. “You don’t get in the flow of the game. But it happens, and that’s why you have a team. Other guys picked him up.”
Three Travis players scored in double figures, led by Andrew Harrison. UK’s next point guard started the game with a fast-break dunk, helping Travis get out to an early 8-0 lead.
But Madison Central fought back and never let Travis pull away. The Indians were led by senior point guard Dominique Hawkins, who scored a game-high 29 points and shot 11 of 18 from the floor.
“He’s a terrific player,” Brownson said.
The Travis coach praised Madison Central, the No. 4 team in the state, but said his guys were probably still recovering from Friday’s night’s battle with Ballard.
“I think we were tired,” he said. “We had a tough, tough game last night and they probably didn’t get enough sleep. But we made enough plays to win the game, and that’s the important part.”