PERU – The Peru State men’s basketball team is aiming for their fifth win in a row Saturday afternoon when they host Evangel (Mo.) at 4 p.m. The Crusaders are currently 5-14 this season, while Peru State is 12-7.
Evangel has won their last two games and Bobcats head coach Bob Ludwig says in order for them to win, the defense will have to step up.
“One of the better defensive efforts we’ve had all year. This team on paper doesn’t look like much with a losing record, but boy the last couple of games they’ve beat two really good opponents. Grand View – one of those teams we lost to and struggled to beat.”
Peru State and Evangel tip-off following the women’s game at 4 p.m. Listen to the game live on KNCY 1600 AM, 105.5 FM and ncn21.com.
Peru State finding success in limiting turnovers
PERU – The Peru State women’s basketball team struggled with turnovers early this season, but in their last three games, they are averaging 12 per game and that is a big improvement in the eyes of interim head coach Joan Albury.
The reason behind this might be credit to Albury’s switch on offense. When she took over the program on Dec. 28, she was looking to work with what they had already installed and go with it. After a couple games she decided she needed to make a change and it has been effective.
“I put in a new press break offense and we worked on it a couple of days. We lacked the continuity. We lacked the ‘who’s supposed to be here and this is your assigned job.’ From the time that I took over on the (Dec.) 28th when we started playing, it wasn’t something that I really put in.”
The Bobcats will aim for their first conference win of the season on Saturday afternoon when they host Evangel. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. You can catch the game live on KNCY 1600 AM, 105.5 FM and ncn21.com.
Evangel at Peru State
When: Women: 2 p.m. / Men: 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Al Wheeler Activities Center
Radio: 1600 AM, 105.5 FM and ncn21.com