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Claire Maaliao, a senior, goes for a layup in the game against the Sedgwick County Cougars. Maaliao was the top scorer of the game for PC, with 15 points. 

Lady Plainsmen win over Sedgwick County

By Samantha Goff

Grant Tribune-Sentinel

The Perkins County Lady Plainsmen hosted the Sedgwick County Lady Cougars on Thursday, Jan. 26.

The 5-7 Lady Cougars were able to get in the first shot but a pair of baskets from Maggie Earl gave the Lady Plainsmen an early 4-2 lead. 

A foul drawn by Sedwick County sent them on a nine oint run that included two treys, before Claire Maaliao ran the ball down the court for a lay-up to break the streak. 

The Lady Cougars hit another basket and 3-pointer, but a foul drawn by Earl saw her add the final point of the first, leaving the Lady Plainsmen down by nine, the score was 7-16. 

The second period saw the PC defense hold Sedgwick County to just two points, which came in the final minute of the quarter, after PC had gone on a seven point run which included three free throws from Maaliao, two from Earl and a basket by Sydney Wilson. At half time, PC trailed by just four points, 14-18.

A 3-pointer in the first seconds of the third by Maalio, followed by a basket from Wilson was enough to give PC the lead by one, 19-18, until SC drew a foul and tied the game. 

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