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CAMPBELLSBURG—Perry Central hit only 19.1 percent from the field in a 58-31 PLAC boys basketball loss to West Washington Friday.
“Obviously we had our worst shooting performance of the season—9 for 47,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “They were real active in their zone and our shot selection was pretty poor.
“They got a hand on three or four of our three-point shots, which tells you we weren’t taking good shots.
“Most of our shots were contested. We rushed a few and we didn’t use shot fakes.”
West Washington did most of its damage on offense inside.
“They were very aggressive and they had a couple of 6-3 kids who were athletic,” said Carter. “They got the ball inside quite a bit.
“We started in man-to-man (defense) and they scored on their first four or five possessions. Then we started mixing it up from there, but we never could get consistent stops.
“I don’t think we had much intensity on defense—we had some breakdowns. We had some individuals playing good defense but not everybody at the same time.”
Still the Commodores trailed by only nine points at halftime. But the Senators outscored them 18-6 in the third quarter to pull away.
Alex Rogier and Ian Hahus scored eight points apiece to lead Perry Central.
Hahus grabbed eight rebounds and Reuben A. Schwartz pulled down seven.
“We did outrebound them 33-22,” said Carter. “That was maybe the only bright spot.”
Perry Central fell to 6-8 overall and 1-4 in the PLAC. West Washington improved to 9-5, 3-1 in the conference.
The Commodores will host Northeast Dubois Thursday at 7 p.m.
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West Washington won the junior varsity game 53-33.
Trevor King led 10-3 Perry Central with 14 points.