Plainsmen fall to Bobcats, ending 2018-19 season

A loss to South Loup last week ended the season for Coach Shawn Cole and his Plainsmen basketball team. 

After a trip to state last year, the end of this season was one that came up a bit short of the desired excitement level.

South Loup took down the Plainsmen boys 53-38. They moved on to win their next game against Cambridge 56-54.

Monday night, Feb. 25, South Loop fell to Wakefield 59-47 ending their journey to state as well. 

South Loup

Perkins County allowed South Loup to take an early advantage in the first, which came to an end with the Bobcats up by nine, 15-6.

The Plainsmen offense put up 10 points in the second before halftime, however, South Loup had by then added 12 to their side of the board for a 27-16 lead. 

Cole and his Plainsmen weren’t going down without a fight and they continued to try to turn the tables in the third by putting up 14 points. 

Unfortunately, the Bobcats had outscored the Plainsmen again and going into the fourth, South Loup was up 42-30. 

The final quarter of the game saw the Plainsmen hit eight but the South Loup team kept up plus some to add 11. 

South Loup took the win over the Plainsmen 53-38.

Senior Spencer Ross contributed the most Plainsmen points in the game with 16. He also had seven rebounds and seven assists. 

Alex Patrick followed Ross with 14 points during the game, where he also had five rebounds and two steals. 

Aaron Fay who saw 14 rebounds and a steal against South Loup, put up four points for PC.

Triston Hite made two from the free-throw line and had two rebounds, while Alex Poppe, also contributing two points, had the top steals in the game with three. 

The 2018-19 season comes to an end for the Plainsmen with an 11-12 record. 

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