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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • Beavers campaigns off to good start

  • The women’s and men’s basketball teams from Pratt Community College got their seasons off to a good start, both going 2-0 over the weekend to open the 2012-13 campaign.
    At the Hutch Classic the Beaver women downed Labette County 59-47 and Ottawa JV 61-56.
    At the Barton County Classic, the men beat Northwest Tech 83-74 and Ft. Scott 73-68 in overtime.
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  • The women’s and men’s basketball teams from Pratt Community College got their seasons off to a good start, both going 2-0 over the weekend to open the 2012-13 campaign.
    At the Hutch Classic the Beaver women downed Labette County 59-47 and Ottawa JV 61-56.
    At the Barton County Classic, the men beat Northwest Tech 83-74 and Ft. Scott 73-68 in overtime.
    At Hutchinson, the women led Labette 28-24 at halftime, then lengthened their advantage in the second half. Maddie Pendry led PCC with 17 points, 9 from behind the arc. She also dealt out 6 assists.
    Hayli Jo Smith (11) and Kelsey Strobel (10) were also in double figures for the Lady Beavers. Stroble was strong on the glass, sweeping 9 boards.
    In their second win, PCC led the Ottawa JV 35-31 at halftime before hanging on for the 61-56 win. Pendry was again high-point player with 15, 6 from 3-point land.
    Stroble (11) and Smith (10) again joined Pendry in double figures. Hannah Mehl had 9 points in each game and led PCC in assists with 5 in game 2. Stroble pulled down 9 rebounds for the Lady Beavers again.
    A concern going forward for the Lady Beavers might be the 45 turnovers they racked up on the weekend. But the most important thing was that the Lady Beavers came away with two “W’s” to open the season.
    Experimenting with line-up combinations early on, PCC men’s head coach Jesse Shaw found one grouping to be particularly successful against NW Tech. Javis Flynn (18 pts), Ralph Abraham (15 pts), Kazmere Boyd (9 pts), Aaron Abram (10 pts) and Deon Taylor (10 pts) used a trapping defense and fast breaks to spark the Beavers to a 14 point lead, from where they cruised to take the year’s first win.
    In their second contest, the Beavers squandered a 15 point lead, allowing Ft.  Scott to send the game into OT. Aaron Abram and Randall Rogers stepped up with 18 pts and 12 pts respectively, and DeShun Roberts played great minutes in the second half to help pull out the overtime win 73-68. Both teams will return to action Tuesday night at Hesston, starting at 6 p.m.
    Lady Beavers stats
    vs Labette
    Pratt      28  31   59
    Labette 24  23   47
    Devlin 1-2 2-2 4; Grant 1-6 4-4 6; Pendry 2-6 9-9 15; Smith 5-8 0-2 10; Strobel 3-12 4-4 11; Mehl 4-6 0-0 9; Stein 1-5 2-5 4
    3 pt: Pendry 2-5; Strobel 1-2; Mehl 1-1
    Rebounds PCC 45 Labette 30
    Turnovers PCC 27 Labette 23
    Fouls PCC 16 Labette 17
    vs Ottawa JV
    Pratt      35  26   61
    Ottawa  31  25    56
    Devlin 1-2 0-0 2; Grant 1-1 0-0 2; Pendry 6-11 2-4 17; Smith 4-11 3-4 11; Strobel 5-9 0-0 10; Watson 1-2 0-0 2; Broadwater 2-3 0-0 4; Mehl 4-6 0-0 9; Parks 1-3 0-0 2; McPherson 1-2 0-0 2
    Page 2 of 2 - Rebounds; PCC 34 Ottawa 30
    Turnovers: PCC 18 Ottawa 16
    Fouls PCC 16 Ottawa 10

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