PERU – After closing the gap to two in the fourth quarter, the Peru State women’s basketball team could not pull off a final upset in their last game of the year.
The Clarke Pride ended up pulling away from the ‘Cats late in the fourth quarter to win 69-57.
Clarke finished its regular season with a 20-10 season mark and 14-10 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart). The Pride could have the fourth seed in the upcoming post-season tournament. Peru State’s season ended with a 4-24 record and 3-21 in conference action.
Alyssa Marsh-Contreras who scored a game-high 21 points
Both team shot the ball well in the game. Clarke made 25 of 55 field goals for 45.5% which included hitting 5 of 16 from long range for 31.3%. The Pride made 14 of 22 free throws for 63.6%. Peru State made 25 of 60 field goal attempts for 41.7% while also making 3 of 11 from behind the arc for 27.3%. The Bobcats were only able to get to the foul line five times and made four for 80% as there was a big disparity in the number of fouls called.
The Pride had a slight rebounding edge as they grabbed 33 boards compared to 29 for Peru State.