Lady Plainsmen wrestle win from Cambridge Lady Trojans
By Pastor Vince Carrig
Three players reaching double figures and strong play on both ends of the floor helped the Lady Plainsmen wrestle a 47-39 win from the Cambridge Lady Trojans Friday night in Grant.
Senior guard Jessi Day hit a three-point shot and collected on a three-point play as part of her 11 points. Day’s three-point play gave her team a 35-28 lead, answering a three-point play from Cambridge guard Taylor Dauwen that had cut the Lady Plainsmen’s lead to just four points early in the fourth quarter.
Tanya Metcalf swished three jumpers and made Cambridge sorry for fouling her in the post by hitting three of four foul shots and finished with 11 points.
Shania Metcalf helped her Lady Plainsmen take over the game by winning the third quarter 9-3, pounding three shots off the glass after tipping a couple of entry passes to herself.
Dauwen gave the Lady Plainsmen a hill to climb by hitting a second quarter three-pointer to give the Lady Trojans an 18-13 lead. She led all scorers with 14 points.
Even with a defender draped over her, Lady Plainsman guard Kristin Beck pierced the lane and scored to begin a run that landed Perkins County on top at halftime, 23-22.
Beck scored eight points, equaling the Lady Plainsmen’s margin of victory.
Perkins County squashed Cambridge’s offense in the third quarter by playing tenacious defense. Before the Lady Trojans realized the second half had started, Tanya Metcalf had intercepted a pass and then snuffed guards Tori Garcia and Danielle Carpenter on the same Cambridge trip up the floor.
Before the third quarter ended, Tanya Metcalf had cleaned out a Cambridge dribbler and rejected Carpenter again on a layup attempt.
Seeing how it gets done and how fun it is to do, Matisyn Humphrey also intercepted a pass and incinerated a one-on one shot attempt to put a lid on Cambridge’s score.
Shalee Pollard contributed six points to the Perkins County cause, including the two points she got on a wide-open layup after completely breaking down guard Brooke Juhl’s attempt to defend her with a cross-over move.