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Action heats up at PC Shootout

Putnam County played host to the Coaches for Cancer Shootout Saturday at RM Germano Gymnasium.

The host Panthers played the marquee game of the day squaring off against Seneca in the nightcap. Coach Russ Witte’s Irish claimed a 29-21 halftime lead and held off the Panthers 56-46.

Conlon Callahan had 25 points for the Irish. PC was led by Harold Fay (17 points) and Alec Veverka (15).

The St. Bede Bruins also took part, falling to Fairbury Prairie Central 50-45. The Bruins led at the half, but were outscored 28-17 in the second half.

Jack Brady and Jarrett Olson led the Bruins with 11 points each. Ed Shaper had 28 points for the Hawks.

The day got off to a slow start when Sherrard was unable to make the trip when its’ team bus was involved in a minor accident. No one was injured, PCHS athletic director Joey Ohnesorge said.

The PC JV took its place, falling to Midland 57-32. In other games, Dwight beat Marquette 61-60, Roanoke-Benson downed Newark 58-48 and IVC defeated the North Lawndale JV 55-41.

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