Plainsmen add two wins
Colorado’s Holyoke and Sedgwick County teams were last week’s competition for Coach Shawn Cole and the Perkins County Plainsmen basketball team, who took their record to 8-9 following two wins in their most recent competition.
Despite the Dragons getting in the first points of the game, the Plainsmen were able to take the lead in the first and wrap up the quarter with an 11-7 advantage.
Another 11 points went up for the Plainsmen in the second, while the offense held the Holyoke team to six for a 22-13 PC lead at halftime.
The Plainsmen took off in the third, putting up 18 points, and allowing the Dragons just four.
The fourth quarter saw the Dragons fight for a comeback, however, the Plainsmen boys ended the game with 53-28 win over Holyoke.
Alex Patrick scored the most points in the game with 25, and also had 10 rebounds and six steals.
Spencer Ross scored 13 points in the game and had seven assists. Aaron Fay nailed two 3-point shots and made three other baskets, contributing 12 points overall. He also had seven rebounds.
An eight-point run from Patrick in the first quarter of the game against Sedgwick County, in addition to a trey from Ross, landed the Perkins County Plainsmen 11 points. However, the Cougars landed four triple-point shots, and one additional basket gave them a 16-11 lead at the end of the first.
The Perkins County offense was determined to fight back and did so in the second while holding SC to eight for a 24-24 tie at halftime.
Despite some turnovers in the third, the Plainsmen defense took the score to 36-34 going into the final quarter.
Perkins County allowed the Cougars only five points in the fourth, and fouls from SC saw eight go up for the Plainsmen from the free-throw line, resulting in a 44-39 victory for the PC boys.
Patrick was again the top scorer of the game, with 24 points, including 14/17 free throws.
Ross put up nine points and had six rebounds and three steals.
Aaron Fay contributed five points, including a 3-point shot, and had 11 rebounds and three steals.
Maxwell visited Grant on Tuesday night, and on Friday, the Plainsmen will host the Cambridge Trojans at 6:30 p.m., before traveling to Cozad on Saturday for a 4:30 game time.
Saturday will see PC travel to take on Cozad at 4:30 p.m. Creek Valley Storm will head to Perkins County next Tuesday, Feb. 5. Game time is set for 7 p.m.