PERU – The Peru State men’s basketball is looking to begin a new winning streak after they had their six-game win streak snapped at Grand View on Saturday, 90-77.
The Bobcats got back on the winning track with an 84-69 over Avila on Wednesday night. Three Peru State players finished in double figures and were led by LJ Westbrook, who finished with a triple-double as he scored 20 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out 10 assists. Terry Moore Jr. added 20 points, while Quantice Hunter contributed 16.
Head Coach Bob Ludwig likes how his team is playing and improving in each game, but he says he would like his team to work on defense and rebounding, limiting opportunities for their opponents.
“We’ve got what is a very calm, cool and collective group and I like our guy’s personalities on and off the floor. I think that goes a long way. They’re great people, but I’d like to see them be a little bit more intense on the floor.”
Peru State is unbeaten at home and host Culver-Stockton on Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. and will air on KNCY 1600 AM, 105.5 FM and ncn21.com.
Peru State working on shooting
The Peru State women’s basketball team wants to improve their two-point and three-point shooting this weekend when they host Culver-Stockton on Saturday at the Al Wheeler Activities Center. The Bobcats are averaging 32.4% from the floor, while shooting 27% from beyond the arc.
Head Coach Joan Albury changed their practices to focus more on shooting and making sure they take appropriate shots during contests.
“We’ve taken more shots in practice, but we’ve also worked on maybe getting a better shot selection. Sometimes when the ball goes inside, if they double team us or even triple team us, we don’t always recognize that and kick it back out to someone who’s girl who has left to make that double or triple team.”
Peru State is now 3-17 (0-12 in the Heart) after falling to Avila on Wednesday, 79-67. Claire Cudney finished with a double-double, 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Tip-off between the Bobcats and Wildcats is set for 2 p.m. and will be carried live on KNCY 1600 AM, 105.5 FM and ncn21.com.