|Fouls contribute to Lady Plainsmen loss|
By Pastor Vince Carrig
Quick strikes from guard Kate Stewart’s running one-hander and a subsequent steal and layup by forward Sam Staggs sank the Lady Plainsmen behind 36-23 and propelled the Lady Sailors past Perkins County 41-34 in Sutherland Saturday night.
Sutherland then used guard Sam Staggs’ free throws to row far away from Perkins County.
Foul trouble of staggering proportion hurt the Lady Plainsmen, as referees whistled them for 10 in the first six minutes of the second half, providing Sutherland with two shots after every foul thereafter.
Sutherland shot 5-for-8 from the free throw line in the last 10:00.
Tanya Metcalf took game-high scoring honors with 10 points for Perkins County. She took an interception half the length of the court to highlight her efforts, and put shots in from the block while motioning to the basket twice.
The Lady Plainsmen got transition baskets from Jessi Day and Jessi Hoffert late in the game.
Day’s breakaway basket gave Perkins County its last lead at 19-18 early in the third quarter. She followed right behind Tanya Metcalf with eight points.
Forward Makayla Hect swatted two early shots on defense and popped in two shots at the glass to score nine points and give Sutherland a 21-19 lead.
Lady Sailors swing forward Jalyne Schuster hit the game’s only three pointer to give Sutherland a 12-7 first period lead.
Perkins County’s foul trouble meant double the opportunities for the Sutherland girls.
Tori Osler led a Lady Plainsmen bench that scored 13 points, hitting five of six free throws in the first half.
PC 34, Sutherland 41
Perkins Co. 7 10 6 11—34
Sutherland 9 9 11 12—41