ADRIAN — Perrydale’s girls basketball team’s run in the state playoffs came to an end on Friday. The Pirates fell to Adrian 56-23 in the second round of the playoffs.
“It was a seven-and-a-half hour trip,” coach Terry Newton said. “The score was a little deceiving. We actually played fairly well, we just could not hit any shots. It was a great environment and a great experience. They were just better than us, it was as simple as that.”
The Pirates opened the week with a 37-25 win over Southwest Christian on Feb. 23 in the first round.
“We had great senior leadership,” Newton said. “Probably the biggest thing this season was the experience for our younger players. We had three freshmen playing 20 to 30 minutes a game. That’s invaluable for next year.”
Perrydale ended the season with an 18-10 record overall. The Pirates finished second in the Casco League.
“I’m extremely proud,” Newton said. “The girls did a great job. We’re going to build this further. Our future is really bright. We have some good players coming up and our younger girls are only going to get better. Perrydale’s future is really bright for the next seven to eight years.”