PERRYDALE ROUNDUP: Girls basketball splits opening games

LOWELL — Perrydale’s girls basketball team defeated Gilchrist 51-20 on Friday before losing to North Douglas 41-39 on Saturday.

“Against Gilchrist, we’re one of those teams that if you’re not real quick, we’re a bad matchup,” coach Terry Newton said. “Gilchrist was in over their heads a little bit.”

Against North Douglas on Saturday, the Pirates lost a close battle.

“The girls played a heck of a game,” Newton said. “It was physical. With 50 seconds left, we had a four-point lead, but had some things go against us. We know what we are and who we are, but we still have to learn the lessons. We have to respect the process and that’s what we’re doing.”

The Pirates host Yoncalla Wednesday (today) at 5:30 p.m. and play at Livingstone Adventist Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

BOYS BASKETBALL DEFEATS GILCHRIST: Perrydale’s boys basketball team defeated Gilchrist 61-34 on Friday before falling to North Douglas 68-53 on Saturday.

“It’s a learning process,” coach Brian Domes said. “They showed some good things and some things that have to get better. … I think we saw that we’re not the team we were last year. We can’t just show up and expect to win. Everyone has to be together and on the same page.”

One change will be a variety of defensive schemes will be used.

“I can’t rely on man-to-man all the time like I did last year,” Domes said. “I have to look at other ways to be more successful.”

The Pirates played Delphian Tuesday after press tie. Perrydale host Yoncalla Wednesday (today) at 7 p.m. before playing at Livingstone Adventist Tuesday at 7 p.m.


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