Brooke Pankonin | Johnson Publications
The Perkins County boys basketball team includes (Front row, l-r): Michael Jones, Aaron Fay, Brenden Pankonin, Carson Thelander, Tyson Patrick, Alex Poppe. Middle row: Jack Kohl, Caleb Lagler, Tyler Thelander, Bryce Wilson, Spencer Ross, Caden Waitley, Domonic Wendell. Back row: Evan Sestak, Charles Johnson, Derek Sis, Bailey Schrotberger, Miles Lagler, Alex Patrick, Michael Beck, Tanner Burge. Not pictured: Josh Johnston.
Johnson is the top scorer of the 2016-17 Plainsmen season
By Samantha Goff
On Monday, Feb. 27, the Perkins County Plainsmen traveled to North Platte where they fell to the Southwest Roughriders in the final round of districts.
The 14-11 Roughriders will travel to the Lincoln Southwest high school on March 9 to play in quarter finals against the St. Cecilia Bluehawks who hold a 21-5 record and are ranked 20th in the state.
Semi-finals are March 10 at Devaney Sports Center, with finals held the following day, March 11, at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln.
The loss to Southwest ended the Plainsmen’s 2016-17 season with a final record of 14-11.
Charles Johnson was the team’s top scorer, with a total of 270 points, Josh Johnston came in second with 184 and Michael Beck had the third highest points with 179 up for the Plainsmen.