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Panthers finish first half with easy win versus Wolves

The Pekin boys? basketball team hosted SEISC foe Winfield-Mt. Union Tuesday night, beating the Wolves 60-38 to improve to 6-2 both overall, and in conference play.


Head Coach Ken Hutchinson has been preaching fast starts to his team all season, and although the didn?t set the nets on fire, they did hold a 15-8 lead after the first period. The second period was slower offensively for both squads, with Pekin edging the Wolves 10-6 in the second period.


After the break, Coach Hutchinson got his team firing on all pistons as they exploded for 25 points, although the high energy allowed Winfield to score a game high 14 points themselves, leaving the tally in favor of the Panthers 50-28. The fourth quarter slowed as the two teams sputtered a bit, scoring 10 points a piece.


Leading scorer for Pekin was junior Cameron Millikin with 19 points. Leading board-grabber was junior Caleb Comstock who snatched nine to go with his seven points and team-high six assists.


Pekin will now chillax until Tuesday Jan. 2 when they will travel to Kalona for some applebutter and an SEISC contest with the Iowa Mennonite School.


The Panthers will tipoff at approximately 7:30 p.m. following the conclusion of the girls? game that tips off at 6 p.m.