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Purdy sweeps two games from McAuley

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Quick hand. Alex Haworth steals the ball for Purdy during the Eagles' 82-41 win over McAuley on Friday. [Photo by Stacy Stevenson]
The Purdy Eagles and Lady Eagles basketball team picked up a pair of victories over McAuley Friday night.

The Eagles cruised to an 82-41 victory over the Warriors.

Purdy led 23-8 after one quarter of play and 47-17 at halftime. The Eagles outscored McAuley 25 to 16 in the third period, and nine players scored points in the game.

Tough defense. Purdy freshman Jayse Henderson cuts off a drive by a McAuley player during the Lady Eagles' victory on Friday. Purdy won 71-7. [Photo by Stacy Stevenson]
Shaw Robinson led the Warriors in scoring with 9 points. Zach Crossland chipped in 7 points.

Scoring for Purdy were: Cameron Terry, 19; Glenn Scott, 15; Alex Haworth, 13; Cody Hall, 10; Drew Williams, 6; Keevin Walker and Devon Bennett, 5 each ; and Austin Hancock, 2.

Purdy girls

The Lady Eagles completed the double-header sweep with a 71-7 victory.

Purdy led from start to finish. The Lady Warriors managed 4 points in the first quarter, 2 the second and 1 in the third and were scoreless in the fourth period.

"We are playing our best ball of the season," said Purdy head coach Grant Young. "We need to get healthy as we make our push toward districts."

Abby Pekrek led McAuley in scoring with 4 points.

Scoring for Purdy were: Addy Roller, 35; Katie Hughes, 11; Mattie White, 9; Rachael Neill, 6; Billie House, 5; Jayse Henderson, 3; and Kat Hughes, 2.

Purdy travels to Wheaton tonight. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.

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