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Plainview Indians drop contest against OKC Storm

Evan Grice
Plainview’s Blake Nowell goes up for a layup in transition during the first half Tuesday night against the OKC Storm at the Plainview Activity Center.

After finishing the Port City Classic tournament on a strong note with two straight wins, the Plainview Indians were hoping a rare home game would kickstart their week on Tuesday.
 

Unfortunately, the OKC Storm made sure the rain outside turned into a scoring waterfall inside the Plainview Activity Center, as the Indians were defeated 59-47.
 

In the first quarter the Indians struggled to find a rhythm on offense as the Storm jumped out to an early lead.
 

Going to the second it was advantage Storm at 16-10.
 

But Plainview shook off its early struggles and appeared to be gathering steam going to the halftime break.
 

The end result was a sold 21-point second quarter effort in which the Indians held the Storm to just four points in the quarter.
 

But whatever momentum the Indians thought they had quickly disappeared in the third quarter.
 

Plainview managed to score baskets to keep the Storm at bay, but with the game at 41-39 late in the third, the Indians relinquished the lead and the Storm took control going to the fourth at 47-41.
 

The closest Plainview could get to the lead in the fourth quarter was 49-44, before being outscored 10-3 the rest of the way.
 

Cason Dillon led the Indians with 19 points with Blake Nowell scoring 15 points.
 

Brock Parham and Tyler Berryhill each scored five points apiece.
 

Plainview is on the road Friday night taking on Kingston at 8 p.m.