P-C starts hoops season with two home games

The Paton-Churdan girls basketball team is 1-1 in the young season, having won their first game Nov. 26 against Saydel, 57-30, and losing to CAM 68-50 the next night. Both games were played in Churdan.

The P-C Rockets took an early lead against the Eagles of Saydel, outscoring them 14-4 in the first quarter. The Rockets held the Eagles to just one point in the second quarter to take a 42-5 lead into the locker room at half-time. The score was 56-12 after three quarters. Rockets coach Tom Kennedy gave all his players playing time, and Saydel scored 18 points to the Rockets’ one in the fourth quarter.

Three Rockets scored in double digits. Sophomore Tessa Steimel led the team in scoring with19 points, including five 3-point baskets. Senior Jenna Beyers scored 15 points ,and sophomore Danielle Hoyle scored 13 points. Freshman Carmyn Paup added eight points and senior Megan Carey added two.

Defensively, Hoyle and Beyers had eight rebounds each. Carey led in assists with seven and in steals with 10.

In the game against CAM Tuesday, the Rockets led after one quarter, 13-11, but the Cougars had the lead at intermission 33-27. The visitors continued to build their lead. The score was 49-38 after three quarters en route to the final score of 68-50.
Hoyle’s shooting was hot, with 18 points in field goals and another three points from the free throw line. She also led the team in rebounds with 11 defensive rebounds and seven offensive rebounds.

Beyers scored 15 points and had five rebounds. Carey and Paup scored five points each, sophomore Chloe Berns had three points and Steimel scored one point.

The boys team is 0-2, losing a close game with Saydel 57-54, and then losing to CAM 55-36.

Against Saydel, the Eagles took the lead and finished the first quarter up by eight points, 20-12. The Rockets narrowed the lead to three, with the score at half-time 30-27. The score was tied at 43 after three quarter; the Eagles outscored the Rockets by three points in the final quarter to claim the win.

The boys played tired basketball Tuesday against CAM, scoring only three points in the first quarter and nine in the second quarter to trail 30-12 at intermission. Neither team scored well in the third, but both teams finished big with 19-point fourth quarters.
Boys individual stats have not been provided nor posted to Quik Stats as of Wednesday evening.

The Rockets don’t play Friday but will host the Woodbine Tigers Tuesday, Dec.4.

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