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Cheryl E. Petty, 67 formerly of Greensburg, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2020 at the Columbus Regional Hospital after her battle with COVID-19. Cheryl was born on April 2, 1953 in Greensburg, the daughter of James Thomas and Marjorie Frances (Headlee) Bennett. She married Marvin JR Petty on June 20, 1970 at the First Baptist Church in Greensburg and he preceded her in death on July 3, 1999.Survivors include her daughter Sherri Petty of Central City, Nebraska; her son Bryan (Suzie) Petty of Westport; her sister – Tammi (Wade) Ryle of Greensburg; three grandchildren – Sydney Petty, Trenton Petty and Bennett Petty. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.Cheryl had many health problems throughout her life, but did work for DSI after her husband passed away as a support staff, which brought her much joy. She loved all animals, especially her dogs and cats.A private burial will be held at South Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Columbus Transitional Care and Rehabilitation, 2100 Midway Street Columbus, IN 47201. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.
The Lakers (20-39) shot themselves over the hump. They made a franchise-record 19 3-pointers and missed only eight times from distance.Farmar made 8 of 10 3-point shots, Jodie Meeks (22 points) went 8 of 8 from the field, MarShon Brooks added 23 off the bench, and Pau Gasol scored 22. It was the first time the Lakers had four players reach the 20-point mark in a game since 1998, when Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Eddie Jones and Nick Van Exel did it.The Lakers trailed by 11 at halftime, then completely ruined their reputation as a terrible third-quarter team. They made 14 of 19 shots, including 9 of 12 from the 3-point line, scored 41 points and had three players hit double figures for the period — Meeks (12), Farmar (11) and Brooks (10).Brooks tied the score at 105-105 with a 3-pointer early in the fourth, then Farmar broke the tie with a 3-pointer and the Lakers had the lead for good. They scored 72 points in the second half, when they hit 14 of 18 3-point tries.The Lakers had 35 assists on their 48 baskets. At stake was the worst in the West, and that might not be such a bad thing considering that NBA Draft lottery and all.The Lakers were having none of it against Sacramento on Friday at Staples. What they got was a little sweeter than what they’ve been experiencing most of the season.They began a 3-point barrage in the third quarter, and led by Jordan Farmar’s career-high 30 points, the Lakers scored a 126-122 victory over the Kings.“They need some sugar every once in a while and this is sugar,” Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said. “They’ve been playing hard but they haven’t been getting over the hump and we’ve had problems, obviously. They came through.” “We shared it pretty well, didn’t we?” Brooks said. “Basketball is a lot easier than we make it sometimes, but we’ve just got to take the shot that’s there and today they just happened to fall for us.“(Farmar) always could shoot it. That’s one thing about him, he got hot today but he always could shoot it. Jordan can definitely shoot the ball with the best of him. And he’s real smart.”Rudy Gay scored 32 to lead Sacramento (20-38), which played without DeMarcus Cousins (one-game suspension by the NBA). Derrick Williams and Isaiah Thomas each had 26.“I knew that we would be able to get anything we wanted on offense because they don’t defend either, but this was two bad defensive teams playing basketball tonight,” Kings coach Michael Malone said.As the Lakers roster thinned during a long season, so did the endurance of the players charged to find their way. Currently, rookie Ryan Kelly and second-year guard Kendall Marshall have run into trouble after flashes of brilliance.Has Marshall hit the wall after 31 games?“It might have been a Mack truck,” D’Antoni quipped. “It’s just normal. They scout you, they get into you, now he’ll have to adjust his game and get it back. You lose a little confidence, but he’ll find it.”Marshall missed his only two shots against the Kings but had 10 assists, but Farmar played the entire fourth quarter at point guard.Marshall began to tail off around the time the Lakers traded guard Steve Blake to Golden State for MarShon Brooks and Kent Bazemore.“That’s what happens,” D’Antoni said. “You never know how it affects other people and it takes a while to sort it out. It takes a while for these guys to learn how to play our system and to play without thinking. “Right now, they’re thinking a lot and hesitating, that makes you slow and you can’t play basketball without reacting. There are going to be some tough times until they get it.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error