Perkins County girls dominate Maxwell
By Pastor Vince Carrig
Senior Shania Metcalf lit up Maxwell for 19 points as the Lady Plainsmen repeated their SPVA whipping of the Lady Wildcats in a 64-33 win in Grant on Friday night.
Metcalf scored from close and far, opening the game with a foul line jumper and a second-effort putback for Perkins County’s first four points.
Swing forward Josie Cox kept Maxwell close at 11-10 with a three-point play and a couple of free throws, but guards Brandie Ross and Jessi Hoffert’s first half three pointers put the Lady Wildcats forever behind Perkins County.
Michi Prante improved on Shania Metcalf’s nine first quarter points with an eruption for 10 markers in the second quarter. Prante plunged through three from close range and drilled a shot from the fourth right lane hash to finish with 14 total.
Metcalf resumed her dominance with eight third quarter points, rattling down a foul line jumper and a putback, too.
“Perhaps more than anything else, I was pleased with the consistent scoring throughout all four quarters,” Perkins County Head Coach Deanne Bishop said after the game. “The girls have been working very hard in recent practices at attacking the basket offensively and that hard work paid off in tonight’s game.”
Ross continued to gain confidence in her ability to reach from downtown with her second three pointer of the game.
Cox added two second quarter field goals and led Maxwell with nine points. Crane ripped a second shot from beyond the arc and tallied eight points.
The Lady Plainsmen have won nine of their last 11 games and welcome the 4-13 Cambridge Lady Trojans to Pritchett Court on Friday. The Cambridge girls lost their first nine games but have won four of their last eight since.
The Lady Haymakers await the Perkins County girls in Cozad on Saturday. Cozad touts a 5-11 record as the weekend starts, having beaten only Chase County among the two teams’ common opponents.
Maxwell 33, P.C. 64
Maxwell 10 7 12 4—33
Perkins Co. 16 15 18 15—64
Scoring leaders–Perkins County: Metcalf 9FG 1/2FT–19; Prante 7–14; Ross 1 (2[x3])–8; Hoffert, J. 1 (1) 2/3–7; Curtis 2 1/2–5; Maxwell: Cox 3 3/3–9; Crane 1 (2)–8; Blake 3 1/2–7.