Archive for Thursday, January 15, 2009

Perry takes down BSHS boys

January 15, 2009

In its second game in as many days Bonner Springs fell to a more experienced Perry-Lecompton, 61-43, on Tuesday evening in Perry.

Perry controlled much of the game and forced a tempo much slower than what Bonner Springs prefers to play. The run-and-gun Braves’ offense struggled to make the adjustment.

“We had a bad shooting night,” Bonner Springs coach Ryan Hull said. “We played hard but could not match their toughness and intensity. We really have to learn how to fight through tough shooting nights.”

Perry dominated on the glass and outrebounded BSHS by a large amount. The Braves had trouble matching the intensity in the visiting gym partly because it was their second game in as many nights.

In the fourth quarter the Braves hit a long 3-point basket to cut the deficit to 10, then got a stop and fired up another 3-point attempt that did not fall.

“You know, if we hit that basket it could have been an entirely different ending to that game,” Hull said.

Instead, Perry calmly stretched its advantage over the next few possessions to secure the victory.

Juan Pichardo and Kyle Day scored 11 points apiece to lead the Braves.

Bonner Springs now is 2-6 overall and 1-4 in the Kaw Valley League.

Bonner plays host to rival Basehor-Linwood on Friday.

“I expect a very loud gym,” Hull said. “Basehor has similar position strengths that Perry has, so I hope that we can apply tonight as a learning experience going into Friday night.”

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