PC loses 2 close games

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By Larry Goffinet

HUNTINGBURG—Southridge scored on a power move in the final minute to beat Perry Central 38-37 in girls basketball Thursday.

Hilarie Hahus hit two free throws with a minute left to put Perry Central ahead 37-36.

After Southridge scored its go-ahead basket, Perry Central missed a shot.

The Commodores fouled with 0:15 left and Southridge missed both free throws. But Perry Central missed another shot from the top of the key in the closing seconds.

Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson said he thought his shooter was fouled on that play, “but what can you do?”

Dickerson was pleased that his team “controlled the tempo” throughout the game and committed only three turnovers.

He said Rachael Rayford and Katie Schwartz hit several outside shots to keep the Commodores in the game. “Katie hit three 15-footers in a row at one point.”

Schwartz and Rayford finished with 12 points apiece to lead the Commodores.

Rayford also grabbed a team-high six rebounds.

Mariah Ferguson scored 12 points to lead 8-10 Southridge.

Perry Central also lost a road game to PLAC foe Mitchell 60-55 Wednesday.

“Mitchell’s the best team we’ve seen all year, hands down,” said Dickerson. “They’re the quickest team I’ve seen.”

Perry Central hit only 33.9 percent from the field that game but played well otherwise.

“We slashed to the basket,” said Dickerson. “We did everything but score.”

Deidra Dickerson led the Commodores with 22 points that game. Rayford and Lavina Schwartz each added 11.

Katie Schwartz grabbed 16 rebounds.

Amanda Trambaugh scored 18 to lead Mitchell, which improved to 14-3 and won the PLAC with a 6-0 conference record.

Perry Central fell to 8-12 overall and 2-4 in the conference.

The Commodores will play Mater Dei in the Forest Park sectional Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

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Perry Central lost both junior varsity games, falling 25-17 to Mitchell and 37-12 to Southridge.

Susan Schwartz had 11 points and six rebounds against Mitchell. Kristi Brumfield also grabbed six rebounds and made three steals.

Susan Schwartz scored four points against Southridge and Brumfield grabbed five rebounds.

The JV Commodores finished the season with a 4-11 record.