Peru State tops Clarke for 13th win

Peru State tops Clarke for 13th win
Terry Moore Jr. goes for a jam in the first half. Moore Jr. finished with 14 points. (Peru State Sports Network)

PERU – A strong first half by the Peru State men’s basketball led the ‘Cats to their 13th win of the 2018-19 season.

The Bobcats jumped to a 47-31 halftime lead over the visiting Clarke (Iowa) Pride in route to an 86-72 win.

The Bobcats were hot in all shooting aspects. From the floor, Peru State made 29 of 57 field goals for 50.9% including hitting 15 of 34 from long range for 44.1%. At the charity stripe, the ‘Cats hit 13 of 15 for 86.7%. Clarke made 26 of 67 field goal tries for 38.8% which included making 8 of 29 from behind the arc of 27.6%. At the free throw line, the Pride hit 12 of 14 of 85.7%.

Jamil Maddred led all scorers with 28 on 7 of 12 shooting which included making 5 of 7 from behind the arc.

Peru State improved to 13-4 on the season and more importantly to an 8-3 mark in the Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart). The Pride fell to 7-10 on the year and 5-6 in conference play.

Clarke Nips Peru State

PERU – The largest lead of the game was seven points which the Peru State women’s basketball team had early in the fourth quarter. The ‘Cats would still cling to a one-point lead with 90 seconds left in the contest at 64-63.

During the last 90 seconds, the Clarke Pride would outscore the Bobcats 5-0 to claim the 68-64 win.

Clarke made 23 of 63 field goals for 36.5% including hitting just one of eight from behind the arc for 12.5%. Peru State connected on 23 of 69 field goal tries for 33.3% while making 4 of 21 from long range for 19%. The Pride made 21 of 35 free throws for 60% while the Bobcats hit 14 of 20 for 70%.

Four Bobcats finished in double figures in scoring as Peru State was led by Maria Alcantara who finished with 19.

Giovanna Silva had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

With the win, Clarke improved to 11-6 on the season and 6-6 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart). Peru State fell to 2-14 on the year and 1-11 in conference play.

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