The Lady Panthers lost 70-41 to the Lady Rebels, while the Panthers extended their winning streak to three with a 73-55 victory.
In the opening act the Lady Panthers, fresh off their dominating performance against Warren East, struggled mightily against the tough Lady Rebels. The dominating press they showed against Warren East was largely ineffective against the quick Lady Rebels. After one quarter of play the Lady Rebels held a firm 16-8 lead. Then in the second quarter the points came early and often. The Lady Rebels went on a 8-1 run and that seemed to blow the doors open. The Lady Rebels held a dominating 38-21 lead and the Lady Panthers were hanging their head in defeat already.
In the second half the Lady Rebels went on a 11-1 run to open up the third quarter and the Lady Panthers just seemed to pack it in after that long run. With the Lady Rebels asserting their controlled they dominated the offensive glass and got to what seemed to be all the loose balls in the 70-41 victory.
The Lady Panthers are now 1-2 and welcome region foe Warren Central on December 13th.
The second half of the night saw the new look Panthers take on the Rebels.
In the first quarter the Panthers and Rebels clawed and fought hard and it came out to an 11-11 tie at the end of the first.
Then a little over a minute into the second quarter Davis Pardue laid out for a ball to try and save it from an over and back when he collided with a Rebel defender and laid on the half court line with blood coming out from the injury. Coach Dennis Pardue came out to check on his injuried player and had a few words with the referees before being tossed from the game.
Davis Pardue would return to the game in the second half after getting patched and cleaned up. Coach Dennis Pardue wouldn't.
The now wounded Panthers looked a little shell shocked but a wounded animal is a dangerous one.
The Panthers would take the lead into the half and while the Rebels hung around in the third the flood gates opened in the fourth.
The Panthers full court press start producing turnovers after turnovers and that led to easy Panther baskets. A five point lead going into the fourth ballooned into as large of a lead as 22 in the fourth. The Panthers would cruise to the end with a 73-55.
The Panthers are now 2-1 and 1-0 in district. They will go to Allen County-Scottsville December 13th.
In other action tonight the Logan County Lady Cougars went to Franklin-Simpson and came away with a 44-32 victory. The Cougars also traveled to Franklin-Simpson and came home with a victory (Check back for the official score as soon as it becomes official)