Jaxon Livermore looks for an open man to get the ball back into play.
Friday night’s home game last of Plainsmen’s regular season
With one game left in the regular season, Coach Shawn Cole and his Perkins County Plainsmen basketball team sit at a 10-11 record following last week’s win over the Creek Valley Storm, who are now 9-12 this season.
Friday night the Plainsmen host the 20-2 Bridgeport Bulldogs for the last regular season game before subdistricts begin next week.
The Plainsmen took the scoreboard early on in the first period, and despite a brief tie and a minor slip, brought their advantage back up to 23-11 going into the second.
The Storm defense held the Plainsmen to eight more before halftime, while they added just seven to their side of the board, leaving PC in a 31-18 lead.
The Plainsmen offense took off in the third when they put up 17 points and allowed Creek Valley only six.
The Storm outscored the Plainsmen in the fourth 13-10, but it wasn’t enough to bring them back, and it was the Plainsmen with the 58-37 win.
Senior Spencer Ross scored the most points in the game with 20 and had six assists and nine rebounds. Alex Patrick made 9/18 shots for the second most points in the game, including one triple-point shot, for 19 points. Patrick also had two steals and three assists.
Junior Caleb Lagler put up six points for the Plainsmen and had three rebounds and a steal.
Alex Poppe contributed four points and had six assists, three rebounds and a steal.
Irvin Reyes also put up four points for PC, while also taking three rebounds.
Aaron Fay nailed a 3-pointer and had one assist and three rebounds.
Friday night will see the Plainsmen host Bridgeport for their last regular season game. The Plainsmen vs. Bulldog game will kick off at 5:30 p.m.
Class C2-11 sub-district play will begin Feb. 18 with the No. 4 seeded Plainsmen playing No. 5 Sutherland at 6 p.m. MT in Cozad. The winner will play No. 1 South Loup on Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. MT.
Finals will be held Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. MT in Cozad.