Sedgwick’s second quarter makes difference in outcome of girls game
By Larry Pritchett
The Perkins County girls basketball squad played a very good Sedgwick County team tough for four quarters but the Colorado girls put together a very good second quarter to make the difference in the game and go home with a 58-45 victory.
The Sedgwick County team had very good team speed and some outstanding scorers. The Lady Plainsmen team gave a very good effort on both offense and defense to stay in the game and make it a very competitive contest.
The first quarter ended up with Sedgwick County having a 17-16 lead. In the first quarter, Sedgwick County was led by Beckman who hit for seven points and Campbell for six.
Perkins County was hurt by foul trouble when Tanya Metcalf was hit with two quick fouls, but Shalee Pollard did an outstanding job of picking up the scoring by getting open and hitting for six points in the quarter. Shania Metcalf got four points in the first quarter and Kristin Beck banked home a three pointer to keep the Lady Plainsmen close.
As it turned out, the second quarter proved to be the big quarter for Sedgwick County and gave them a cushion for the victory.
Basketball games are won by “mini-runs” and in the quarter the Sedgwick team was able to outscore the Lady Plainsmen by a 17-9 margin. Sedgwick County had an outstanding effort in that quarter by Laura Beckman as she burned the nets for 10 point of her game leading 25 total points.
In the second quarter Kristin Beck hit for five as she got another three-pointer and a two pointer to help herself have her best scoring outing of the season by getting 10 points in the contest.
The second half saw a very competitive scoring contest, but the second quarter margin by Sedgwick County and the 24-20 margin in the second half gave them the 13 point victory.
Shalee Pollard continued to lead the Lady Plainsmen in the third as she got a field goal and went four for four from the line for six more points. She led the Lady Plainsmen for the game with 13 total points.
The fourth quarter didn’t see a lot of scoring as Sedgwick County got 11 and Perkins County got eight for the period.
For Sedgwick County Beckman had 25 points, and Campbell had 15 to lead them in scoring and for Perkins County Pollard had 13 and Beck had 10.
For the contest, Sedgwick County had 22 two-pointers and one-three pointer and hit 11 of 17 free throws. Perkins County had 14 two-pointers and two three-pointers and hit 11 of 25 free throws.
Perkins County Lady Plainsmen will host Cambridge on Friday and travel to Cozad on Saturday for their next contests.
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