Phelps County R-III wins two against Northwood




Madison Hamby launches one in the win over Northwood.

By Shari Harris,
Co-Publisher

Monday night, the Cardinals took on the panthers from Northwood. Only the A teams played, and the girls’ teams led the evening. At halftime, PCR3 was down by two, with a 7-9 score. The Lady Cardinals were able to tie it at 9-9 with 4:11 left in the third quarter, but the Panthers would not stay down. At the end of the third quarter, Northwood had a commanding 17-11 lead. With 2:09 to go in the game, Madison Hamby intercepted a Northwood inbound pass and scored two, closing the gap to 16-18. Again Hamby scored, this time from the top of the key to take the lead at 19-18. In the final seconds, Keely McKnight fought through a crowd under the basket to put up another two points, sealing the win at 21-18. Hamby led scoring for PCR3 with 14 points. McKnight added 4 points, Callie Arthur added 2, and Tessa Lucas added 1. The Lady Cardinals produced 17 steals, and brought down 21 rebounds. Their record improved to 4-6.
The boys’ team played next, and the Cardinals quickly took a commanding lead. They mounted a balanced scoring attack, working their offense and looking for open shots. The Cardinals took advantage of their arsenal of weapons, spreading the scoring around. PCR3 was up 34-10 at the half, and cruised in for a 56-12 victory over the Northwood Panthers. Titus Wilson led the scoring with 14 points, followed by Carter Mathis’ 10 points, Shawn Black’s 8 points, and Rowdy Lucas and Nick Boettcher added 6 points each. Wyatt Wilson, Bray Steen, and Devin Crews each chipped in 4 points as well. Defense was also a key element of their game, with 18 turnovers created by the Cardinals. Their record is 6-1 for the season.

Titus Wilson goes up for 2 of his 14 points Monday night.

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