|PC girls win big over Chase County|
By Larry Pritchett
The Perkins County Lady Plainsmen made up for an earlier loss to the Chase County girls by traveling to Imperial on Thursday and handing the Lady Longhorns a 47-32 thrashing.
The win avenged to a point the loss to Chase County in the Championship game of the Perkins County Booster Club Tournament over the holidays.
The Lady Plainsmen got off to a good start leading 10-4 after the first quarter and kept stretching the lead into the 15 point win. Perkins County led by 20 on two occasions in the second half and got to get a number of players some playing time in the contest.
A number of ladies contributed to the victory over Chase County with Jessica Day leading the scoring with 14 points. Day had help as Tanya Metcalf also hit double digits with 11. Shalee Pollard did a great job in the fourth quarter when CCHS made a couple of mini-runs as she hit for eight points and kept the Plainsmen in a very comfortable lead.
A number of things seemed to work well for the girls as they ran a number of great “high-low” entries on offense that gave them the lead early with Shania Metcalf getting six early points in the first quarter.
Along with the high low effort, the Plainsmen went to the boards well and pulled down a number of rebounds that started the fast break and kept the ball pushed up the floor.
That led to a number of easy baskets for Perkins County. With the Metcalf sisters and Pollard hitting the boards and getting the ball out quickly, it enabled Day to get the ball to the hoop a number of times.
Defensively, the Lady Plainsmen held the Longhorn girls to single digit quarters in all but the fourth and by then the game was decided.
Perkins County also controlled the boards on both ends and that was also a big factor in the victory.
Perkins Co. 47, Chase Co. 32
PC 10-11-18-8 47
CCHS 4- 9- 8-11 32
Perkins County Box Score:
Jessica Day 7-0-0-3-3 14
Michi Prante 1-0-1-1-1 3
Tori Osler 1-0-0-0-1 2
Kristin Beck 0-0-0-0-1 0
Tanya Metcalf 5-0-1-4-1 11
Jessi Hoffert 0-0-1-2-0 1
Shalee Pollard 4-0-0-2-1 8
Shania Metcalf 3-0-2-5-2 8