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The Perrydale girls basketball team scored a combined 164 points in two wins last weekend at the Crow Classic.
January 02, 2013
CROW -- If the squad could point to one flaw in its otherwise strong start to the season, the Perrydale girls basketball team would probably target what has been a lackluster offense at times.
Friday the Pirates didn't have that problem.
Perrydale exploded for a then-season-high point total in its 79-26 drilling of Pacific of Port Orford in the opener at the Crow Cougar Classic.
The Pirates topped that mark Saturday after the Itemizer-Observer went to press, beating Crow 85-11 in the tournament title game.
Against Pacific, Brooke Barnes scored 24 points to lead all scorers and Malia Deters came off the bench to net 10 points to pace the Pirates in double figures.
Hannah Mitchell and Sarah Nelson added eight points apiece in the affair, which saw the Pirates take a 42-13 lead at halftime.
"I think (the offense) was one thing we could take away from it," Perrydale coach Luke Lindell said.
"We've really been working on mentally becoming better shooters -- knowing that the shot you're taking is a good shot and knowing that it's good when you shoot it.
"I thought for the first time, we saw that (thought process) come to fruition."
FALLS CITY 50, ALSEA 40: Anna Dixon had a season-high 26 points to lead the Mountaineers in the first round of the Tin Hat Tournament at Alsea Friday. Brittany Varney and Carrie Mack added six points each for a Falls City team that took a 22-12 lead at halftime. The Mountaineers fell to Mapleton 46-25 in Saturday's title game that was played after press time. Carrie Mack led the Mounts with 15 points in the loss.
CROSSHILL CHRISTIAN 42, PERRYDALE 39: The Pirates suffered their first loss of the season in their opener at the Crow Cougar Classic Friday. Lane Budeau led Perrydale with 12 points and Justin Cruickshank added seven in the loss. Perrydale bounced back for a 53-41 victory over Pacific Saturday after the I-O went to press.
ALSEA 72, FALLS CITY 41: The Mounts could not overcome a 22-1 first quarter deficit in their opener at the Tin Hat Tournament in Alsea. Ethan McConnell led all scorers with 23 points and Tristan Yeager added eight in the contest. Falls City fell to Mapleton, 79-51, in Saturday's consolation which was played after press time.