Kimball’s fast start too much for Lady Plainsmen
By Pastor Vince Carrig
Guards Taylor Wismer’s pair of triples and Darbi Klinkhammer’s driving layups overwhelmed the Lady Plainsmen with a 14-3 start as the Lady Longhorns subdued Perkins County 47-31 Friday night in Kimball.
Wismer scored only three pointers in the game (four for 12 points) and combined with Klinkhammer and swing forward Shelby Vogel to keep Perkins County from ever making this game close.
No sooner did the Lady Plainsmen get their feet under them at 14-9 at the close of the first quarter than Klinkhammer ran in a ball that Vogel saved and then struck from downtown herself.
“Kimball got off to a fast start and got hot early from the field. From the get-go it seemed like we were playing catch-up,” Lady Plainsmen Head Coach Deanne Bishop said after the game.
Scoring four of her 10 points in the second quarter, Perkins County center Shania Metcalf swished a jumper from the wheel to cut Kimball’s lead to 23-13. Metcalf notched a double-double and also snuffed four Lady Longhorns shots.
But Vogel (13 points) got busy after that, finishing a weave that put the Lady Longhorns ahead 25-13, and depositing another breakout pass for a 33-19 advantage in the third quarter.
Klinkhammer (14 points) ran the floor and waved one in with her left hand in the fourth quarter as the home team’s lead crested at 20 points, 41-21.
The Lady Longhorns outscored Perkins County in every quarter of the game.
Senior Lady Plainsmen Matisyn Humphrey drained three mid-range jump shots and put away a perfect lead pass from Carlie Waitley to help her team with eight points.
“Matisyn Humphrey did a good job of coordinating her post play with Shania and together the two were able to get some nice high-low looks,” Coach Bishop said.
Launching shots with high arc and plenty of air under them, Kimball got “threes” from three guards, including Jessica Hanks’ rainbow from the right arc in the first quarter onslaught.
In a fairly fast-paced game, Perkins County earned just two trips to the foul line.
P.C. 31, Kimball 47
Perkins Co. 9 6 6 10—31
Kimball 14 11 10 12—47
Scoring leaders—Perkins County: Metcalf 5FG—10; Humphrey 4—8; Prante 3—6; Kimball: Klinkhammer 5 (1x3) 1/4FT—14; Wismer (4) 1/2—13; Vogel 6 1/2—13, Hanks 1 (1)—5.