Purdy sweeps McAuley

Thursday, February 16, 2012
Quick hand Photo by Stacy Stevenson Alex Haworth steals the ball for Purdy during the Eagles' 82-41 win over McAuley on Friday.

The Purdy Eagles and Lady Eagles basketball teams picked up a pair of victories over McAuley last 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.

Tough defense Photo by Stacy Stevenson Purdy freshman Jayse Henderson cuts off a drive by a McAuley player during the Lady Eagles' 71-7 victory on Friday.

The Eagles outscored McAuley 25 to 16 in the third period, and nine different Purdy players scored points in the game.

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 in the second, 1 in the third and were held 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.

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