Plainsmen lose heartbreaker to Chase County
By Pastor Vince Carrig
Adam Dickey powered to the basket and swished a floater from inches away in the final minute to muscle his Chase County Longhorns past the Plainsmen, 42-40 Thursday.
Elliot Carlson gave Perkins County–who wore nothing pink to the “Pink Out”–a 40-39 lead with a perfect jumper from eight feet away with just over a minute remaining in the game.
Abundant chances for the hometown Plainsmen to send the crowd away happy presented themselves, but three missed foul shots, two shots the Longhorns snuffed, and a traveling call for a sliding pivot foot in the final 1:08 made them all disappear.
The tallest and largest player on the floor at 6-foot-4, Adam Dickey, dumped in 20 points to almost double anyone else’s output. The senior forward produced when his Longhorns needed points the most; nine of those 20 counted in the fourth quarter.
Taylor Boldt swished two free throws with 7:22 left to knot the Plainsmen with Chase County at 31-31. The Plainsmen trailed (by just three points or less) until Carlson gave them a late, short-lived lead.
After two unstoppable drives through the lane by Adam Dickey and guard Adam Moline, Chase County threatened to stampede away from their opponents with a 24-17 third quarter lead.
Plainsmen guard Quinton Hite, however, lassoed them back with two three-point shots and tied ‘er up 27-27.
Adam Moline (10 points) drove the lane in every quarter, with layups and four made free throws in four trips to show for his aggressiveness.
After Adam Dickey’s go-ahead shot and the Plainsmen’s critical traveling violation, Perkins County still had an opportunity to win when Adam Moline donated the Plainsmen a possession by missing the front and only side of a one-and-one.
Using hang time to score twice in the first half, Alex Johnston powered to the basket to bring the Plainsmen within two points at 38-36 in the fourth quarter.
Carlson led Perkins County in scoring with 10 points, cashing in from the inside with a scoop layup and at the arc in the second quarter. Johnston and Hite scored eight Plainsmen points apiece.
Perkins Co. 40, Chase Co. 42
Chase Co. 7 9 15 11—42
Perkins Co. 3 14 12 11—40
Scoring leaders–Perkins County: Carlson 5FG 1/2FT–11; Hite 1 (2[x3])–8 Johnston 4–8; Poppe 2 1/2–5;
Chase County: Dickey, A. 8 4/8–20; Moline, A. 3 4/7–10.