Pirates win home tournament title

It’s not often you see the losing team go into a delay game.

Such was the case of Lingleville which went into a stall late in Perrin’s 96-43 boys basketball tournament championship win Saturday, Nov. 19. The Pirates (41) averaged 93 points a game in their three wins.

On the girls side, due to a time change to accommodate Victory Christian’s squad wanting to attend their football team playing in the state championship, the game was moved to Saturday morning with the Patriots winning the contest. Perrin’s girls had to play two games Friday, due to Bluff Dale leaving the tournament to watch their football team play.

The Pirates used 15 three-pointers, five coming in the first quarter, to take control early. The Cardinals led 5-3 before Dayne Thompson and Jack McCormick converted from outside to take a 9-5 lead. Thompson baskets and a McCormick three-pointer put the lead into double _gures at 23-11 after one, Perrin shooting 50% from the field in the first eight minutes.

The Pirates then went cold after Kolby Burke buried a three-pointer, Perrin missing 10 of its next 11 attempts. Lingleville couldn’t come back, thanks to tenacious Pirate defense.

Perrin was rewarded for riding the storm out, making nine of its last 10 attempts of the half. Ryan Richardson had a pair of inside buckets with help from Case Lambert and Burke. Thompson had seven points late with Mc-Cormick adding six to help the Pirates, who still managed a 50% shooting frame (11-22) to take a 51-19 lead at the half.

The squads matched up nearly point for point in the third, Mc-Cormick leading the charge with eight tallies with Burke and Thompson also burying three-pointers to take a 68-35 lead into the fourth.

Lambert, a freshman, opted to get into the outside action in the fourth burying three shots from outside as part of four Bucs in double _gures. McCormick had 38 to lead Perrin with Thompson adding 27, Burke 13 and Lambert with 11. Bryson Vann led Lingleville with 17 points.

Bryson also took part in the Perrin Tournament, the girls _nishing 5th after a 41-17 win over Three Way in the consolation game Saturday. Senior Riley Valliant led all scorers with 23 points and had 11 rebounds as well.

The Cowboys went 1-2 in the tournament, also defeating Three Way in their last game Friday for a seventh- place _nish.

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