As of Wednesday, January 10, 2018
JEWELL — Perrydale’s girls basketball team earned a pair of league wins, defeating Crosshill Christian 38-14 on Jan. 2 and Jewell 46-23 on Thursday.
More importantly, the games marked the first time the Pirates played at full strength since the second game of the season.
Senior Vanessa Miller, junior Alyssa Lux and sophomore Amity Deters, all starters, were out with injuries.
“They bring a lot of maturity back to the team,” coach Terry Newton said. “All three of those girls are post players. Since we press a lot, we expend a lot of energy, so having extra bodies is huge.”
Newton said younger players, including freshman Cody Lawrence and sophomore Kaylee Rosenbalm, who have stepped up will continue to see playing time.
“We’ll have a deeper rotation,” Newton said.
The Pirates played Crosshill Christian Tuesday after press time. Perrydale plays at Falls City Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and at Oregon School for the Deaf Tuesday at 6 p.m.
BOYS SPLIT GAMES: Perrydale’s boys basketball team fell to Crosshill Christian 50-44 on Jan. 2 before defeating Jewell 52-29 on Thursday.
The Pirates committed 23 turnovers against Crosshill.
“We didn’t play very well,” coach Brian Domes said. “That’s two-fold. They are a good team and they created a lot of problems for us that I didn’t expect. We just didn’t react very well to their pressure, but we still had a chance.”
Perrydale bounced back for a win against Jewell. Dustin Silver had 20 points and 14 rebounds during the game.
The Pirates played C.S. Lewis Tuesday after press time. Perrydale plays at Falls City Thursday at 7 p.m. and at Oregon School for the Deaf Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
C.S. Lewis, Perrydale and Falls City entered the week in second, third and fourth in the Casco League standings.
“We’re a little undersized and Falls City is definitely not undersized,” Domes said. “That will pose a challenge for us. We’re looking forward to that one. They are our county rival.”