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Perry Lecompton Sweeps Hiawatha Hoops
By Justin Fluke
Copyright: MSC Sports

It was the first road and Big 7 League games of the season on Friday night for the Hiawatha Redhawks, but the Perry Lecompton Kaws earned a home sweep. 

GIRLS = Perry Lecompton 54, Hiawatha 29

The game was a struggle for all involved with 50 fouls called and a total of 63 free throws attempted.  Only 29 free throws were made, but Perry Lecompton connected on all six treys on the night and jumped to a 14-3 early lead while holding the visiting Redhawks to just seven total field goals in a 54-29 victory. 

Hiawatha made only two field goals in the entire first half and struggled to create turnovers with their full court press and score in the half court while pounding the ball inside.  Katy Hurd was a difference maker, especially on defense where she blocked eight shots and also grabbed 11 rebounds on the night, combining with fellow 6'1" teammate Chloe Daniels to give Perry an advantage inside.  Campbell Keller hit five triples and scored a game high 17 points while Blaise Ball added 15 points on 9-12 accuracy from the charity stripe. 

It was the second straight win for the Kaws who evened their Big 7 League record to 1-1. Hiawatha was led by Sarah Madsen with nine points and Lakyn Leupold added eight before Hiawatha fell to 2-1 on the season.  

BOYS = Perry Lecompton 56, Hiawatha 48

After three lead changes and three ties in the first quarter, Perry Lecompton held a 12-10 lead going into the second frame. The Kaws would protect the lead through the remainder of the contest in notching their first win of the season 56-48 after a couple tight losses. After trailing 27-20 at halftime, the Hawks pulled within 33-31 late in the third period, but Perry stretched the margin to 40-33 heading into the fourth.  Again Hiawatha made a run and got within 50-47 with 1:45 to go, but could never tie or take the lead.  Thanks in large part to great free throw shooting by Perry Lecompton who went 12 for 12 in the fourth quarter at the line and finished the win making 21 of 27 freebies total. 

Parker Stone was 10 for 10 at the stripe and scored 17 points while Billy Welch, Brad Robb and Blake Farmer all chipped in nine points.  Perry overcame 18 turnovers in the victory but never allowed Hiawatha to score more than two straight baskets and get going in transition.  The Kaws are now 2-1 with just six total practices under their belt following a state runner-up football finish. 

Hiawatha played without starter Michael Moreno, who was sick. Sage Meyer scored 18 points and hit four treys while Tyler Brockoff had 17 points but made just two field goals while going 13-19 from the foul-line.  The Hawks missed five free throws in the fourth quarter and struggled converting shots in the half-court game while suffering their first loss of the season. 

Players to Bank on Sponsored by the Citizens State Bank and Trust Company of Hiawatha
Campbell Keller and Parker Stone of Perry Lecompton.    

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