Friday, January 14, 2005

Panthers beat Bliss

Still feel good

For the second time in a week, Carey rolled the Bliss Bears. Playing in the Panther Pen Tuesday, Carey collected a 56-18 Northside Conference victory from the Bears.

"Really the Bliss kids played harder than the score shows," Panther coach Dick Simpson said.

The last time the teams met, Carey won by 15 points. Superior shooting helped the Panthers post a 38-point margin of victory this time.

"We shot the ball well," Simpson said.

At home of Tuesday, Carey drained 52 percent of its field goals and there was not much Bliss could do about it.

Determined to staunch the Carey attack and slow the game down, Bliss spread the court but Simpson said it helped his team gain valuable experience.

"We had to play intense man-to-man from way out and it helped."

The Panthers (9-4, 5-1 league) also limited their turnovers to 13 opposed to 24 by the Bears.

"We did a whole lot better job there," Simpson said.

Carey's Tadd Green again topped the scoring stats with 14 points. Green also pulled down 8 rounds. Tyler Cook tallied 12 points (two three-pointers) and 6 boards.

Also—Brad Hunt 8, Bryan Hill 6, Cody Baird 5, James Carlson 4, Devin Simpson 3, Ben Nielsen 2, Luke Harmon 2.

In the midst of the three-game week, Carey entertains Shoshone (0-11) tonight, Friday, Jan. 14, then travels to Hansen Saturday in a rematch of the Carey Holiday Tournament consolation game won by Hansen 52-50 Dec. 4 in Carey.

"We've gained a lot of experience since then," Simpson said. "We're not getting rattled quite as easy and we've played some pretty good teams."

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