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Free throws give Perry Central girls win

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LEOPOLD—“I guess the main thing that sticks out is free-throw shooting,” Perry Central Coach Ty Guillaume said after his team’s 62-52 PLAC girls basketball win over Mitchell Saturday.
In a game in which 53 fouls were called, each team shot more than 30 free throws.
Perry Central took advantage of them, hitting 77.1 percent to Mitchell’s 51.6 percent.
Morgan Richardson led Perry Central with 15 points on 5 of 11 field-goal shooting and 4 of 5 free throws.
“She’s taking better shots, not forcing as much (as early in the season),” said Guillaume. “Pretty much all of her shots were right in the flow of the game.”
Brittany Parker added 14 points and Hannah Edwards 12.
Parker grabbed eight rebounds, Edwards six, and reserve Megan Thomas five.
Richardson had four assists.
Guillaume praised the defense of Richardson and Verna Schwartz in holding Mitchell star Mia Burton scoreless the first half.
Mitchell suffered its first loss in five conference games.
Perry Central lost a non-conference game to 12-7 Northeast Dubois 63-37 Monday.
“They shot the ball extremely well (29 of 53 from the field, 54.7 percent),” said Guillaume.
Edwards led Perry Central with nine points and seven rebounds.
Perry Central, 10-10 overall and 3-3 in the PLAC, will host Southridge tonight at 7.
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Perry Central’s JV lost 46-34 to Mitchell and 38-35 to Northeast Dubois in overtime.
Sarah Spires scored eight points and Skyly Cummings had five rebounds against Mitchell. Ryann Lynch added seven points and four steals.
Schwartz scored 10 points and Cummings had eight points and five rebounds for 10-6 Perry Central against the Jeeps.