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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • T-Birds swept by Chieftains

  • The Skyline basketball teams were swept on the road by South Barber Tuesday night.
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  • The Skyline basketball teams were swept on the road by South Barber Tuesday night. The girls lost a tight one 31-27 while the boys were handled 67-40 by the Chieftains In the girls game, the score was tied at 5 after eight minutes. Taylor DeWeese had a basket and Brooke Fisher a 3-ball for Skyline. Fisher added 5 more in Q2, but South Barber took a 16-14 lead at halftime. In the closely contested game, the Lady Chieftains only outscored Skyline by one point in each of the final two quarters, but it was enough to preserve the 31-27 win for South Barber. Mycha Owens had 4 points in the third quarter and Fisher 4 in the fourth to pace the Lady T-Bird efforts. Fisher had a big game offensively for Skyline, pouring through 14 points. Skyline girls 5 9 8 5 27 South Barber 5 11 9 6 31 Brooke Fisher 14, DeWeese 4, Richardson 1, Giles 2, Owens 6 In the nightcap, the #2-ranked in 1AII South Barber pounced on Skyline from the get-go. Before the first period was over, the Chieftains led 23-4 as South Barber found ways to score early and often. Meanwhile, Skyline could only manage single baskets from Brandon Abbott and Dustin Weber. Skyline made a nice comeback in Q2. Bryce McKennon scored 8 of his team-high 18 points in the frame to help cut the T-Birds’ deficit to 37-20 at the half. Following intermission, the Chieftains again seized command of the game, outscoring Skyline 16-8 in the third quarter and 14-12 in the final stanza. When time expired, South Barber had won 67-40. Skyline boys 4 16 8 12 40 South Barb23 14 16 14 67 Little 2, Abbott 6, Weber 6, Bryce McKennon 18, McComb 6, Hacker 2 In sub-state, Skyline girls will play at SouthCentral next Monday and the boys play at St. John on Tuesday, both games at 7 p.m.

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