|Sailors hand Plansmen loss number nine|
By Pastor Vince Carrig
Guard Austin Kelly started the game on fire, launching and landing two three pointers to push his Sailors to a 16-6 first quarter lead, allowing his team to cruise to a 45-34 win over the Plainsmen Saturday night in Sutherland.
Kelly also got fouled from behind the arc early in the second quarter, and sank all three free throws to put Sutherland ahead 21-10.
Guard Landon Holmes leveraged two transition layups and three-of four free throw shooting to lead all scorers with 11 points.
Plainsmen guard Quinton Hite tried to keep pace with Kelly, giving Perkins County a 3-0 lead by hitting from downtown immediately. Another long shot helped Hite lead his team with 11 points.
Guard Tyler Jedlicki also hit a first quarter “three” for Sutherland, and ran in a breakaway layup for nine first-half points.
Alex Johnston buzzed down the left lane line for a left-handed layup, and completed a three-point play to register nine points.
Tyler Brott hit four of the six free throws awarded him.
The Plainsmen entered the fourth quarter trailing 40-30, and only mustered a Tim Johnson field goal and a couple of free throws in their battle to stay afloat.
PC 34, Sutherland 45
Perkins Co. 10 11 9 4—34
Sutherland 18 10 12 5—45
The 2-9 Plainsmen shuttle south to Imperial to oppose the 4-6 Chase County Longhorns on Thursday returning to Grant for a crack at Wauneta-Palisade’s perfect 11-0 record on Friday.