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By Mike Motz
Sports Writer 

Storm Loses to Perkins, South Platte

 

February 16, 2022 | View PDF

Creek Valley's Storm Basketball team continued their struggle of a season with two more losses over the past week.

Last Tuesday, the Storm hosted the Perkins County Plainsmen, and quickly fell into a hole. The Perkins County defense was too tough for Creek Valley, limiting their shots and making every point difficult. After putting up 21 points in the first, Perkins County turned around and put up 21 more points in the second quarter to go into the half up 42-to-15.

The third quarter again featured red-hot shooting by the visitors, and 20 more points in the quarter put the game away. The teams cruised through the fourth quarter, and Perkins

County came away with the 68-to-22 victory.

On Friday, the Storm hosted the south Platte Blue Knights, and both teams started well. With good defense by both sides, the offenses scored when they could and the game was knotted at 13-to-13 after the first period. The good play continued through the second period, but South Platte was able to gain an advantage, and took a 27-to-24 lead into the halftime intermission.

However, it was a big third quarter by South Platte that turned the game, as the Blue Knights scored 20 points in the third period while limiting the Storm to just 11 points. With a 14 point cushion, South Platte matched the Storm's scoring and were able to take the 59-to-47 victory.

Creek Valley faces Wallace on Friday at home, then gears up for Subdistrict Tournament play next week.

 

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