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Dennis Cavanaugh gets off a floater over the Perkins County defense Friday. Cavanaugh scored six points in the game.
Broncs fall to Perkins County, Garden County; will face Maxwell in RPAC
The Wauneta-Palisade boys’ basketball team lost back-to-back games last week to Perkins County and Garden County.
Face Perkins County at home
Friday, WP fell behind 3-7 early against the 7-4 Plainsmen. An eight-point run put the Broncos ahead 11-7. The teams traded baskets down the stretch of the first quarter, leading to a 13-12 advantage for WP at the end of the first quarter.
Perkins County scored six straight points over the first two minutes of the second quarter as WP struggled to find the bottom of the basket.
Duncan Rector spurred the Broncos on with seven of WP’s 10 second quarter points. WP trailed 23-26 at halftime.
Coming out of the locker room, WP spread it’s offense around in the third quarter. Baskets by Ben Anderjaska, Cash Yearous, Caid Doetker, Dennis Cavanaugh, Ty Duvel and Rector were not enough to close the deficit.
WP trailed by as many as ten in the quarter and entered the fourth down 38-45.
Austen Rozelle powered the WP offense in the fourth quarter, scoring six points. WP was never able to cut the lead to less that seven points, however, and lost 51-58.
The Broncos went away from its five-for-five subbing rotation in the second half of the contest. WP Coach Dave Kuhlen said the team has planned on being flexible depending on the game.
“The plan was always to make adjustments to rotations based on circumstances in fourth quarters and that is what happened on Friday,” Kuhlen said.
Rector was the lone Bronco in double figures, finishing with 14 points.