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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • T-Birds split tilts with Cunningham

  • The Skyline girls beat Cunningham 56-31 while the boys dropped a 72-40 decision to the Wildcats on Homecoming at the ThunderDome.
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  • The Skyline girls beat Cunningham 56-31 while the boys dropped a 72-40 decision to the Wildcats on Homecoming at the ThunderDome.
    Following a sluggish first half in which the Lady T-Birds let Cunningham hang around, the second half was all Skyline—resulting in another solid win.
    Coming out of the halftime locker room tied with the Wildcats at 21, Skyline turned up the defensive pressure in the third quarter and also began to hit some shots that they had been missing before the break.
    “We shot a lot better in the second half,” said Skyline assistant coach Lori Anschutz. “And we got the ball into the post a lot better in the second half as well.”
    Post Alyssa Swonger scored 5 buckets in the third quarter plus 3 free throws to pace the Skyline outburst in Q3.  Skyline tallied 16 points in the stanza while holding Cunningham to a mere 4.
    The 4th quarter saw Skyline run away and hide, as the Thunderbirds knocked down 19 points while holding the Wildcats to 6. Janessa Davis seemed happy to be playing in Q4 after logging some bench time in foul trouble earlier in the match. She scored 9 points, and 5 other T-Birds chipped in points as well.
    When all was said and done, Skyline had downed Cunningham for the second time this season, this time by a 56-31 count.
    SKYLINE  11  10 16  19  56
    CUNNGHM 7 14  4   6   31
    Janessa Davis 14; Alyssa Swonger 14; Richardson 4; Neifert 2; Kaitlyn Stark 15; Fisher 4; Giles 1; Tobin 2
    The Skyline boys ran into another buzzsaw as Cunningham used torrid 3-point shooting and effective fullcourt pressure to establish a 30-11 lead. From there, Cunningham had control of the game and Skyline never really threatened. A 43-27 halftime deficit became a 72-40 final score in favor of Cunningham.
    SKYLINE  11  14  13  2  40
    CUNNGHM 30 13 18 11 72
    Gilpin 6; Cole Patterson 14; Hogan 1; Brandon Abbott 11; Weber 6; McComb 2

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