Perkins-Tryon Takes Down Morris 50-42

Thursday, July 28th 2011, 6:10 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Mar 11, 2011 9:13 AM CDT

Wesley Coburn
Oklahoma Sports Student Mojo

MIDWEST CITY, Oklahoma -- Perkins-Tryon had a good year, they had one goal all season: to win a state title. Morris nearly achieved that last season, but fell in the semifinals.

Both the No. 8 Lady Eagles and No. 5 Lady Demons flew into the 3A state tournament, where Morris flew into a wall, as Perkins ended their season with a 50-42 victory Thursday in Midwest City.

A fast paced first quarter ended with Morris on top 13-8, the Lady Eagles increased it to 19-12 in the second quarter, but a 8-3 Perkins run made it a 22-20 halftime ballgame.

The height and size of the Lady Demons was too much for Morris to handle, Perkins got a 15-2 run, a 35-28 third quarter lead, and nearly all the momentum. Morris fought back, getting within three points several times, but Perkins always answered, and the Lady Demons were the ones to advance in the wake of a 50-42 win, while the Lady Eagles’ year ended in a long two hour journey back home.

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For Perkins-Tryon, senior Shannon Cotton had a game high 16 points,Anna Hughesscored 11, freshmanJeri Adkison scored 10, with sophomore Jordan Gorham and junior Shelby Stansberry contributing six each.

For Morris, junior Haley Robinson scored 14 points, Sara Crenshaw had a huge game off the bench, totaling 12 points, junior Lauren Kruse 10, Megan Milroy and Amanda Lee two each, and Sandra Morgan and Jaina Lee both had one point.

Perkins is now 21-4 and will face No. 1 Bethel, who wiped out Spiro 71-48, at Oklahoma City’s State Fair Arena in the semifinals, Morris ended their flight with a 21-5 record.