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Perry Girls Win Thriller & Boys Cruise Past ACCHS
By Jonny Kane

For three quarters Friday night, the ACCHS girls’ basketball team didn’t look like a team that was still in search for their first win of the season as they trailed by just two entering the fourth quarter.

The Tigers, though, were only able to manage one field goal in the quarter and Perry Lecompton made the plays necessary down the stretch to take down ACCHS 33-28 in Effingham.

ACCHS started off the game red-hot from the floor, led by sophomore Katie Beien who tallied 9 points as the Tiger led 12-5 after the first quarter.

Perry, however, returned the favor in the second quarter outscoring the Tigers 12-4 to take a 17-16 lead into halftime.

Neither team was able to shake free in the third quarter, as the Kaws led by just 2 points entering the final frame. The Kaws defense took over from there, holding ACCHS to just 2 points in the fourth quarter to escape.

Perry Lecompton (3-5, 3-4 Big 7) now hosts Jeff West Tuesday, while ACCHS (0-7, 0-6) heads to Royal Valley.

Perry: Jenna Keller – 10, Lexia Jamison – 7, Harleigh Robertson – 7, Graci Folks – 6, Abbie Folks – 3.

ACCHS: Katie Beien – 15, Karlie Parnell – 6, Georgia Appel – 4, Ashton Appel – 3.

BOYS

Behind 11 3-pointers and two players scoring over 15 points, the Perry Lecompton boys’ basketball team picked up their fourth win of the season Friday night cruising to a 64-33 win over the Tigers.

The Kaws drilled four 3-pointers in the first quarter, three from junior Toby Baker, and raced out to a 16-6 lead after the first quarter keyed by a 9-0 run. Fellow junior Canaan Daniels picked up right where Baker left off in the second quarter nailing two more 3’s and compiling 11 points in the quarter to push the Perry lead to 19 at the half.

Baker then put the game out of reach in the third quarter with two more treys to push the lead to 30. He finished the game with 17 points, while Daniels led all scorers with 20.

The Kaws (4-4, 4-3 Big 7) received 3’s from four different players, and now head back home to host Jeff West Tuesday. ACCHS (0-7, 0-6) is still in search of win No. 1 on the season and travel to Royal Valley next week.

Perry: Canaan Daniels – 20, Toby Baker – 17, Cameron Christman – 9, Colton Mallonee – 4, Cole Kellum – 3, Jordan Spreer – 3, Isaac Christian – 2, Dylan Huffman – 2, Cole Logan – 2, Conner Anderson – 2.

ACCHS: Ryder McAlexander – 9, Tate Smith – 9, Shawn Boos – 6, Tucker Smith – 3, Luke Miller – 2, Levi Navinskey – 2, Lane Bowen – 2. 

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