Dragons hang on to second

By Richard Greene | Published Wednesday, February 5, 2014
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The Chico Dragons held off the Perrin-Whitt Pirates Friday to stay in second place in District 11-A.

Marshall Anderle and Chris Gilmore scored 12 points each in the Dragons’ 47-41 win.

Chico (9-11) moved to 5-2 in the district, a game ahead of Santo. The Dragons were off Tuesday and could wrap up second place by beating league leader and fifth-ranked Poolville Friday. If the Dragons lose and Santo beats Ranger Tuesday, the two teams would be tied for second.

“We’d have a playoff game like last year,” said Chico coach Chad Woodard. “We’re in the playoffs now. Hopefully we can take care of business.”

The Dragons found a way to take care of Perrin-Whitt Friday, holding a slim lead the entire way. Chico led 11-8 after the first quarter and 18-12 at halftime. The Dragons owned a 33-25 lead going into the final frame.

“We were able to find a way to win,” Woodard said. “We shot the ball poorly from the field and found ourselves in foul trouble. We need to keep shooting and gain some confidence in our shot.”

Kalen Johnson finished with nine points, three assists and three steals for the Dragons. Anderle snagged eight boards. Gilmore made three steals.

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