Perry girls, boys drop a pair – one of those to HoCo

It was not a memorable weekend of basketball for Perry’s girls and boys. They each got beat twice.

The Panthers lost a Region 2-AAAA battle against West Laurens Friday, 70-47 – a 20-point second and third for the visiting Raiders did most of the damage. They then dropped a contest to Houston County, which obviously wasn’t complaining about Perry’s weekend, 75-61.

The Panthers dropped behind in the first, 17-5. They rebounded with 21 points in the second – to the Bears’ 15 – to make it close at the half, 32-26. But Houston County came out and outscored them 21-12 in the third, which was enough to get them past a 23-22 advantage by Perry in the fourth.

All told, Houston County improved to 7-10 while Perry fell to 4-11.

On the girls’ side, the Lady Panthers lost 36-26 to West Laurens on Friday, and then fell to the Lady Bears, 47-29, on Saturday.

Houston County led that one 10-6 after one, 24-14 at the half and 38-24 heading into the final frame.

The Lady Bears improved to 14-5. Perry dropped to 5-10 (and 2-4 in the region following Friday’s result).