|Lady Plainsmen crushed by Dundy County-Stratton|
By Pastor Vince Carrig
Two “threes” and a three-point play from three different Lady Eagles put Dundy County-Stratton in front 17-4 before the Lady Plainsmen knew what hit them, and Dundy pulled away with a 71-32 win Thursday night in Benkelman.
Lady Eagles forward Brittany Shillington’s smooth moves to the basket, height and tenacity earned her a game-high 14 points, including the “hoop and harm” after running behind a first quarter Perkins County press.
Swing forward Emily Sandberg slung her long shot from the hip, and her good ball handling and ball protection led her to nine points in the game.
Guard Morgan Jones saw her launch from behind the arc roll over the rim; two bounces on the rim did not stop her second quarter shot from dropping toward eight points.
Perkins County only briefly protested the rout, showing life on a 6-0 run in which senior guard Jessi Day struck from both inside and outside the arc around the first period buzzer.
The Lady Plainsmen never did more than trade baskets after the spurt which caught them up to just eight behind (19-11).
Tanya Metcalf found some success against Dundy, posting 12 points of her own with nice shooting touch from short, medium and long shots in the
The Lady Eagles forced twice as many turnovers as Perkins County, and guard Amanda Calvert ran one of those interceptions to the hoop herself.
Dundy County-Stratton solved the Lady Plainsmen’s defense more than a handful of times with passing weaves that ended in wide-open shots at the basket.
The Lady Eagles brought four players who could handle the ball in traffic to the court, allowing their offensive players to move freely about the zone.
Day hit three foul shots in a row and supported Tanya Metcalf’s effort with 10 points.
Ten players scored for 8-0 Dundy, with little noticeable drop-off in play quality when reserves like Natalie Kent entered to dot the fourth quarter
scoreboard with two field goals and a “three.” The Lady Eagles scored 20 unanswered in the fourth quarter.
PC 32, DCS 71
Perkins Co. 8 12 12 0—32
DC/Stratton 19 19 13 20—71