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South Splits With Derby

Todd PittengerDecember 8, 2020

The Salina South girls and boys basketball teams split with the Derby Panthers Tuesday night at the South gymnasium. The Derby Girls defeated South 55-20, while the South boys defeated the Panthers 53-48.

In the girl’s game, South came out strong and trailed just by 5, 12 -7, at the end of the first quarter. After that, Derby took over. With three players standing 6′ 03″, the Panthers were too much for the Cougars, who were playing short-handed without point guard Acacia Weis.

Kylie Arnold led the way for South, scoring 9 points.

The boy’s game was entertaining, with neither team building a lead larger than 7. South led at the half 25 – 24, while Derby rebounded to lead 35 – 33 at the end of the third quarter.

The Cougars struggled from the free-thrown line for mostt of the night, until the final minutes when they needed them the most.  After missing 9 of their first 10 free throws, the team sank 6 of their last 7 down the stretch to seal the victory.

Josh Jordan led South with 16 points, while AJ Johnson had a double – double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. 

The South Boys are now 2 – 0 on the season while the girls are 0 -2.

South plays at Salina Central Friday night.

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