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Perry-Lecompton basketball falls in 3A quarterfinals

Playing in the state tournament for the first time since 1982, Perry-Lecompton's boys basketball team suffered a 53-35 loss to Cheney in the Class 3A quarterfinals on Wednesday at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.

The Kaws, who finished with a 20-4 record, were hurt by their 22 turnovers and couldn't overcome a 13-point halftime deficit. Senior Canaan Daniels led with 13 points while junior Colton Mallonee had 11 points and eight rebounds. Junior Connor Anderson added six points and five boards.

PLHS 15 9 7 4 – 35

Cheney 20 17 8 8 – 53

Perry-Lecompton – Colton Mallonee 11, Toby Baker 3, Canaan Daniels 13, Connor Anderson 6, Conner Morgison 2.

Cheney – Brendon Dewey 5, Trent Scheer 6, David Peters 6, Lakin Petz 5, Micah Grover 3, Hunter Adolph 11, Jeffrey Thisius 5, Trey Patterson 9, Tyler White 3.

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