RUSSELL SPRINGS - A 29-4 run by Russell County in the third quarter was the difference Tuesday, as the Panthers rolled by Casey County, 94-61.
Brett Blankenship drilled seven 3-pointers and had 27 points and Nick Bertram added 19 on five 3s for Russell.
"Defensively, the effort just wasn't there," Casey County coach Perry Walters said. "They had that 29-4 run in the third with five 3s. They just flat wore us out."
Cory Dial led the Rebels (1-1) with 13 points and Will Johnson added eight.
Russell County led 28-18 after the first quarter and 47-38 at the half before blowing the game open, and shot 64 percent from the floor. Casey was 22-for-63 shooting Tuesday.
CASEY (1-1) - Casey Coppage 7, Dustun Vest 3, Charlie Fox 7, Derek Stephens 5, Keith Price 6, Ben Barlow 1, Jason Sanders 6, Andy Cannon 5, Cory Dial 13, Will Johnson 8