Central Methodist leads at the half, loses to Peru State 91-83
PERU, Nebraska - Central Methodist suffered its first loss in three games Saturday with a 91-83 loss at Peru State in Al Wheeler Activity Center. The Eagles lost just their first contest in seven games against the Bobcats since both teams have been members of the Heart of America Athletic Conference.
Phillip Jackson and Sean McGary scored 22 points apiece for Peru State (12-8, 5-4), combining to hit all 12 of their free throw attempts to go along with 18 rebounds and five assists. Corday Sims was also perfect at the free throw line, hitting 10-of-10 attempts as the Bobcats finished 27-of-29 at the charity stripe. Sims finished with 21 points and nine rebounds for his fifth 20-point outing in the last six games.
The two teams played to a near stalemate in the first half with six ties and four lead changes, including two in the final minute before Mitchell Wendling gave Central Methodist (13-6, 5-4) a 39-38 lead at the break. After six more ties in the second half, a three-point play by Sims gave Peru State the lead for good with 9:27 remaining.
Mitchell Farr led five players in double figures with 22 points for Central Methodist to go along with six rebounds. Mike McCode and Quinten Hunter each added 17 points for the Eagles, while Scott Stegeman added 12 points and nine rebounds. Cody Anderson had 10 points. Wendling scored five to go along with seven rebounds.
The Eagles travel to Missouri Valley on Thursday, Jan. 29, for a 7:30 p.m. CT tip-off.