Sophomore Samantha Patrick moves to duck underneath her opponent’s defense.
Lady Plainsmen defeated by Ogallala Indians
Perkins County’s Lady Plainsmen fell to the Ogallala Indians on Friday, Jan. 3.
The Lady Plainsmen were shut out in the first quarter, unable to score any points. Ogallala put 15 points on the scoreboard.
Ogallala scored another 15 points in the second quarter, and Samantha Patrick scored the only two points for Perkins County for the quarter. The score was 30-2 at half.
Meredith Gloy scored two points for Perkins County in the third quarter, and Rylee Huff and Dani Burge each sank one from the line. The Indians scored 13 more points, making the game 43-6 with Ogallala holding on to their lead.
In the final quarter, Gloy put another two points on the board for the Lady Plainsmen, and Hannah Kempf made one of two free throws. Ogallala gained 11 more points.
They finished the game 54-9. Perkins County’s record now stands at 2-7.
Gloy led the team with four points.
Coach Katie Cross said the game was a little rough for the Lady Plainsmen because of how fast Ogallala plays.
“We could not keep up mentally or physically with their speed,” Cross said. “We tried to use this game as a building opportunity and encourage the girls to be aggressive both offensively and defensively to get better.”
Cross added they needed to rebound, handle the half court pressure better and look to score more often than they did.
“We will be taking this into our next two games in order to make the improvements we need,” Cross remarked.
The Lady Plainsmen will face North Platte on Friday, Jan. 10 in Perkins County. The varsity girls’ game will begin at 5 p.m.
North Platte St. Pat’s record stands at 6-3 coming into the week. They played against Anselmo-Merna on Jan. 7.
On Saturday Jan. 11, PC will have another home game, this time versus Sutherland. The Sailors currently have no wins, with a 0-7 record thus far.