Purdy squads too much Verona
Purdy High School basketball teams took a pair of contests from Verona on Jan. 29.
Purdy's boys claimed a 63-48 decision over Verona, and Purdy's girls earned a 56-21 victory.
In the boys varsity tilt, the Eagles found themselves in a 6-0 hole early. However, a 14-4 run to close the period gave them a 14-10 lead to open the second quarter.
Purdy senior Cameron Terry started the second frame with the first of his game-high six 3-pointers.
Terry buried four treys in the period to swell the black and yellow lead to 29-14.
Verona tried to swing back and pulled within 29-20 before Purdy closed the period with a 5-0 spurt to lead 34-20 at the break.
The Eagles continued the pressure in the third period and led by 23 (49-26) to end the third frame.
Coach Brad Stewart's Verona squad showed pride and grit in the final eight minutes and used an 8-0 run midway through the fourth to trim Purdy's advantage to 55-42.
Terry ended the surge with his final 3-pointer and Purdy held on for the 63-48 win.
Scoring for Purdy: Terry, 23 points; Keevin Walker and Glenn Scott, 12 each; Brent Cornman, 6; Austin Hancock, 5; Tyler Scott, 3; and Alex Mareth, 2.
Scoring for Verona: Seth Losack and Tomas Estrada, 12 points apiece; Brent Downs and Dre Sitton, 8 each; Ascencion Estrada and Dalton Miller, 3 apiece; and Justin Smith, 2.
Verona defeated Purdy 49-46 in the JV game. Sitton hit a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer.
The Purdy Lady Eagles used a 9-1 spurt to start the game and never looked back as they defeated Verona 56-21.
The Lady Wildcats played solid defense in the first half but struggled against the Lady Eagles' interior size.
Purdy led 11-3 after the first period and 26-5 at halftime.
The Lady Eagles claimed the third period 12-10 and the fourth quarter 18-6 to secure the win.
Scoring for Purdy: Desirie Ennes, 19 points; Katie Hughes, 14; Mattie White, 10; Billie House, 6; Courtney White, 4; and Jayse Henderson, 3.
Scoring for Verona: Shelby Barsotti, 12 points; Taylor Pinkly, 6; and Tessa Bilyeu, 3.