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Sabetha Girls Roll and Perry Boys Deal Bluejays First Loss
By Justin Fluke
Copyright: MSC Sports

Moved ahead 90 minutes because of incoming winter weather, the Sabetha girls played their most dominating and complete game of the season while the Perry Lecompton boys pulled even a top the Big 7 League standings with a huge road win handing the Bluejay boys their first loss of the season.

GIRLS = Sabetha 61, Perry Lecompton 15

Skylar McAfee hit three early three-pointers as Sabetha jumped to the lead and never looked back in their highest scoring game of the season.  The Lady Jays made five treys in the first quarter and had eight at halftime with a 36-6 advantage on the home scoreboard.  After a 17-0 second quarter, Sabetha kept rolling after halftime with hot shooting that produced a 17-5 third period.  The Jays ended the game with 11 made trifecta's while passing and sharing the ball extremely well to find the open looks and had 10 players score while the starters only played a couple minutes in the second half.  

Hillary Krebs hit five treys and scored 14 points while McAfee delivered 12 plus eight rebounds in her best game of the year.  Maggie Hughes added nine points as that trio combined for 10 three-pointers and helped Sabetha bounce back from two tight losses in the Big 7 to improve to 6-3 overall and 4-3 in the League.  

Perry Lecompton was led by Jenna Keller with six points and fell to 3-7 overall and 2-6 in the Big 7 League.  

BOYS = Perry Lecompton 54, Sabetha 42

Coach Scott Burger of Sabetha had been waiting for his team to maybe hit a wall, which didn't happen following the state football championship and only three practices before basketball season began and the Bluejays handled their first eight opponents.  Playing without injured guard Ryan Stapleton and struggling with a tough matchup against a tall and athletic Perry Lecompton squad (who had this game circled on their calendar), the Jays suffered their first loss of the year and the game was never really that contested after the Kaws jumped to a 12-5 lead after one quarter.  Perry led 27-17 at halftime and Sabetha never got any closer than five points while trailing by as many as 14.  

Four players scored in double-figures for PL with Conner Morgison leading the way with 14 points and Colton Mallonee, Connor Anderson and Blake Farmer all chipping in 10 points in a balanced effort that saw the Kaws use their size and athleticism to win the rebounding edge in a big way.  Perry takes over the top spot in the Big 7 with a 7-1 League mark and is now 8-2 overall.  

Sabatha is now 8-1 and 6-1 in the Big 7 with Braedon Cox scoring a team-high 10 points and Jesse Burger, Gabe Garber and Joe Gruber all adding nine.  The Bluejays struggled from the outside and never made a run of more than six straight points in the game as Perry answered most every basket.  These teams will meet again on Febraury 12th but it's on to tournament now as Perry goes to the Oskaloosa Invite and Sabetha will travel to Burlington next week.  

Citizens State Bank and Trust Company of Hiawatha "Players to Bank On:"

Skylar McAfee of Sabetha and Connor Anderson from Perry Lecompton

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