Ponca coasts to Class C-2 semifinals by beating Perkins County

Ponca forward Max Masin blocks a shot by Tanner Burge of Perkins County during their first-round Class C-2 game Thursday. Ponca built a 43-9 halftime lead on its way to the state semifinals.

Ponca scored 26 first-quarter points, led 43-9 at halftime and then coasted to an opening-round win over Perkins County.

Carter Kingsbury hit four 3-pointers and led Ponca with 14 points, while Max Masin scored six of his 11 points in the opening quarter.

Joshua Johnston paced Perkins County with 14 points.