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Purdy basketball teams split tourney openers

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Purdy Eagles and Lady Eagles split opening round basketball games in their respective tournaments on Jan. 14.

The Purdy boys picked up a 68-56 victory over Blue Eye in the Spokane Tournament to improve to 10-5 on the season.

"We were able to get off to a quick start which gave us confidence throughout the game," said Purdy coach Tommy Egan. "We did a great job of taking care of the ball. Our lack of turnovers has been the biggest key in the improvement we have shown in the month of January. This was a nice way to start off what will be a tough week."

The Eagles led 23-15 at the end of the first quarter and 40-27 at halftime.

Blue Eye closed the gap in the third period out performing Purdy 17-9, but the Eagles won the final period 19-12 to secure the victory.

Scoring for Purdy: Keevin Walker, 23 points; Brent Cornman, 15; Cameron Terry, 13; Tyler Scott, 10; Glen Scott, 4; and Austin Hancock, 3.

Purdy girls

Another slow start spelled doom for the Lady Eagles as they fell 48-42 to Lamar to open play in the Stockton Tournament.

Lamar outscored the black and yellow 14-5 in the first period and played even with Purdy the remainder of the game.

The Lady Tigers led 28-18 at halftime and 37-27 at the end of three quarters.

Seventeen Lady Eagles turnovers made it difficult for Purdy to climb back into the contest.

Scoring for Purdy: Desirie Ennis, 13 points; Mattie White, 11; Courtney White, 8; Katie Hughes, 4; Andrea Humphrey, 3; Skylar Lakey, 2; and Jayse Henderson, 1.

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