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6A-THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, December 6, 2001 i, Lady coast past Stroud, 82-42 Riley ready to build wrestling program 'By Rick Lomenick .lournal Sports Editor If the Perkins-Tryon wres- 'tling program could be summa- ,rized in one word, perhaps it 'would be "enthusiasm" with 'inost of it centering around the !eadership of first-year head ,coach Gary Riley. Riley took over the program lust before the start of the school year. And since his arrival, posi- tive words spread like a wild- fire. And that enthusiasm has caused the numbers to escalate dramatically. But Riley was quick to not take the credit for this renewed wave, adding someone else could have done the same thing and had the same results. "I know when I interviewed here, there seemed to be a lot of support and the people I met right off the bat seemed to be seal supportive," he said. "I think it was a matter of time for it to grow anyway. I'm lucky enough, I think, I'm getting it fight on time where it is going a) take off and be a good sport." ., Of course, it doesn't hurt when that enthusiasm is con- 'eyed through his demeanor. "I think my personality comes into play with me asking .kids to wrestle and a lot of them have," he said. "The only thing I'm concerned with is they like it." Perkins-Tryon wrestling coach Gary Riley and senior wrestler Rudy Darrow demonstrate a move to the high school and junior high teams during a practice session last week. -Journal Photo by Rick Lomenick And judging by theearly-sea- we can keep those kids out and With most of the middle son numbers, there are plenty interested and excited, then it school wrestlersbeingfirst-tim- thatdo. There are approximately will only build a good high ers, it gives them an opportunity 25 high school wrestlers and school team. to watch the more experienced about 35 at the middle school A quicklookintothenewand high school matmen. In some level, improved.wrestling room (for- instances, they are able to work "It turned out as good as I merly the toy gym) nmkes tor together in reaching that higher hoped it would.," Riley said. "I some cramped conditions. How- level. was hoping for numbers and we ever, the ever-optimistic Riley The large numbers at both definitely have them." believes that having both the levels will enable the Demons That encouraging number at high school and middle school teams to fill about every weight the middle school level w!ll give wrestlers in there together is a P-T a good base to build on. "If good thing. See Wrestling page 7A Scoring drought costly to in 62-42 loss A nearly eight-minute scor- aged only one bucket and that drought on the part of thewas a three-pointer by Bobby %rkins-Tryon Demons enabled Holmes with 2:07 left in the ,the Stroud Tigers to break a third. During that time, the Ti- lose game wide open and gain ger tallied 16 points to forge a 62-42 witi here last Friday 43-28 lead at theT:01 mark of ight. " It was the Demons' second traight loss. P-T is playing in the Cimarron Valley Invitational I'ournament this week at the gymnasium. The Demons were trailing 7-25 with 5:49 left in the third uarter. Travis Elrich had hit a eld goal and two free throws B~ A VVIr,,INEI~ open the third frame and close deficit to two points. But during the remaining time in the third quarter and a tlmost two minutes into the tourth quarter the Demons man- the tburth. Elmer Bolden hit his only points of the game at the 6:02 mark to break the drought. Led by prep standout Kevin Bookout, Stroud jumped out to a 9-2 lead after the first quarter. P-T cut the deficit in the early minutes of the second frame with buckets from Elrich, Jacob Calavan and Holmes to close the score to 13-11 with 6:21 left until halftime. The Demons continued to battle until they reached a 21- See Demons page 7A Travis Elrich goes up for a shot over Stroud's Kevin Bookout during first quarter of the Demons'game with the Tigers. -Journal Photo by Rick Lomenick When a team scores 50points with 3:13 left in the frame. in a game, often they will come The lop-sided win away with a win. The Perkins- Lady Tryon Lady Demons did it in the Burnett to use his bench first half of last Friday night's nel extensively. home opening game against the Kristy Kinsey led the Stroud Lady Tigers. The final with 18 points wa 82-42. Loretta Ledford with 17. The win evened the Lady De- Clinesmith rounded out mens' record to 1-1. They are double-digit scorers currently in the Cimarron Val- points. ley Invitational Tournament be- Rachel Allen led the ing held in the new gymnasium. Tigers with 18 points with P-T held a convincing 18-8 those coming from the lead at the end of the first quar- throw line out of 16 ter. But it was an impressive 33- point output in the second frame GHS 8 15 6 13---42 that locked it in for the Lady P-T 16 33 20 11- 82 Demons. Stroud --Allen 2-14-18 2-4-8, Jackson 2-2-6 A 17-4 run in the first four 2-4, Busier 1-0-2, Ewen 1-0-2, Mit minutes of the second quarter 0-2-2. Totals: 9-24-42. gave the Lady Demons a 35-12 P-T -- Kinsey 6-6-18, cushion. In the final four min- 4-17,' Olinesmith 4-0-11, Anderson 2-1-6, Thurman utes of the frame P-T tallied an- Wollenberg 2-0-4, S. Roper 1! other 16 points and held the visi- Jobe 1-0-3 Sadler tors to 11 for a 51-23 intermis- 2-2, sign advantage. Three-point goals --- Stroud q P-T continued to pour it on T, Clinesmith (3), the third quarter by opening it Anderson (1), Jotm (1). Total fouls -- Stroud 17, with an 18-2 run for a 69-25 lead Fouled out: P-T, Nichols. Thursday. Dec. 6 Tuesday. 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