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  • PCC wins pair in QB classic

  • The Pratt Community College women’s basketball team picked up a pair of wins to start the season at the Quarterback Classic held over the weekend in Hutchinson.
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    • STATS: PCC women v Labette
      PCC         38  43  81
      LABETTE  24  32  56


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      STATS: PCC women v Labette
      PCC         38  43  81

      LABETTE  24  32  56

                     FG   3pt    FT   PTS  REB

      Dedrick   1/1   0/0   0/0     2       2

      Luckett    1-2    0/1   2/3     4      2

      Devlin      2/6    0/1   0/0    4      4

      Grant       5/12   1/1  10/10  21   9

      Pendry    3/8   0/4    1-2      7     5

      Spence     0/5    0/3   0/0    0      3

      Molina     3/9     1/6   1-2     8    4

      Brooks     1-4     0/0   2/2    4     0

      Pena        4/5     0/0    1/1   9     6

      Calhoun    3-4    0/0    0/4   6     6

      Stein         6/6     0/0   4/11  16   9


  • The Pratt Community College women’s basketball team picked up a pair of wins to start the season at the Quarterback Classic held over the weekend in Hutchinson.
    On Friday, the Lady Beavers trounced Labette County 81-56, then on Saturday they collected a win against Kansas Wesleyan JV by the nearly identical score of 76-56.
    Against Labette, PCC took a 38-24 lead into the halftime locker room, then extended it in the second half. “The game was probably closer than the score would suggest,” head coach Stephanie Thompson indicated. “We played well in spurts.”
    There were two concerns for Coach Thompson despite the game’s lopsided score in her favor. “We fouled too much,” she observed. “We were just reaching, we couldn’t stay in front of anybody.” The Beavers put the Lady Cardinals on the charity stripe 30 times on the evening. However, in the game punctuated by numerous whistles, PCC went to the 35 times themselves, sinking 21— meaning they actually outscored Labette from the free throw line.
    The other concern was turnovers, as the Lady Beavers coughed the ball up 26 times. It didn’t cost Pratt too badly, though, as the Lady Beavers had a 19-18 advantage in ‘points-off-of-turnovers.’
    Going forward, those two issues need to be addressed, of course. Even though they didn’t hurt PCC against Labette, they have a chance to be problematic when the Lady Beavers face some of the better teams in the Jayhawk West.
    Although long-range shooting was cold (2/16 from 3 pt. land), PCCs field goal percentage was impressive against the Labette zone. Pratt shot 47% from the floor against the Cardinals. “We got some good looks when we ran our offense,” Thompson mentioned. “We were able to get to the rim and finish.”
    Coach Thompson felt that guard Tatiana Grant (21 pts, 9 REB) and post Elle Stein (16 pts, 9 REB) played especially well. “Tati and Elle were awesome,” she expressed.  Grant also had 3 steals to go with her near double-double, and Stein was 6/6 from the floor to go with hers.
    PCC doesn’t boast much height, but they take pride in their rebounding. They dominated the boards against Labette, outrebounding them 55-32.
    The following night, PCC again had little trouble, downing Kansas Wesleyan JV 76-56. Although maybe not playing with the best approach, the Lady Beavers still came away with a convincing  win. Grant was high-point woman again with 19. Lanina Spence had 11 and Karissa Pena added 10.
     Thus, the Lady Beavers get the season off to a 2-0 start. Tuesday night, PCC hosts Hesston at the Dennis Lesh Sports Arena. Women’s tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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