• Keith Hjelle

Rival Panorama BB Teams Take Two From Chargers; One Rout, One Close


Last night's basketball games at Panora were in stark contrast to one another, as the girls' game was decided in the first four minutes of the contest while the outcome of the boys' game was not determined until the last four minutes of the contest. The final outcome, however was the same, with the third ranked Panthers handling the Charger girls, 67-29, and the Panther boys defeating the Charger boys, 50-40.

There was little doubt about who was going to win the girls' contest, as Panorama raced to a 13-0 lead in the first four minutes of the game and led 16-6 after the first quarter. The Chargers didn't score until the 3:22 mark of the first frame when Jaden Carrick hit one of two free throws. The Panthers stretched their lead to 41-14 by halftime and coasted to their sixteenth win in seventeen tries.

Carrick was the lone ACGC player to provide any offensive consistency as she netted eighteen points on 6 of 10 field goal shooting, including 2 of 3 from beyond the arc, and also made four charity tosses. Savana Fuller and Mady Smith each grabbed 4 rebounds, with Smith and Kylie Young each having two assists.

The Chargers hit on 11 of 36 field goal attempts for 31%, with 2 successes out of 8 three point tries. They were 5 of 12 from the free throw line.

The Charger boys gave it a go against the Panthers, taking a 13-11 lead after the first quarter with Noah Nelson knocking down two treys for the first six Charger points. The Panthers connected on 5 of 10 field goals in the second stanza, while ACGC made only 1 of 11, resulting in a 27-19 Panorama lead at halftime. With leading scorer Caden Wardyn plagued with foul trouble and spending much of the half on the bench, the Chargers seemed to lose their offensive punch.

A strong defensive effort in the third quarter and some long range shooting by Bryce Littler and a three point play by Will Byars sparked an 11-2 rally by the Chargers to knot the score at 29-29 after the third quarter. The Panthers opened the final quarter with four points before Quynton Younker scored to make it 33-31 with 4:50 to go. Panorama then went on an 8-0 run to increase its lead to 41-31 with two and a half minutes remaining. The Chargers closed it to 41-35 at the 1:30 mark on baskets by Wardyn and Littler, but the Panthers made their free throws down the stretch to secure the win.

Held scoreless in the first half, Bryce Littler scored 11 second half points to lead the Charger scoring. Wardyn and Younker each added 9, while Younker led in rebounds with 4. Littler had three assists, while the team had only a total of four steals.

The team made 15 of 43 field goal tries for 35%, while connecting on 4 of 19 treys. Only 8 free throw tries resulted in 6 makes, good for 75%.

The Charger girls get a week off, as only the boys will play next Tuesday when they travel to Woodward Academy for a JV/Varsity double header. The WA games will be played at the old gym at Woodward-Granger High School. Both girls and boys teams will be on the road next Friday, Jan. 26 when they travel to Des Moines Christian.

Girls' score by quarters Boys' score by quarters

ACGC 6 8 11 4--29 ACGC 13 5 11 11--40

Pan 16 25 18 8--67 Pan 11 16 2 21--50

Box score REB Box score

FG 3Pt FT O-D AST STL TP FG 3Pt FT O-D AST STL TP

Fuller 1-3 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 1 2 Sargent 1-2 0-1 0-0 0-3 2 1 2

Laabs 1-6 0-2 0-0 1-2 0 1 2 Nelson 2-7 2-6 0-0 0-2 1 0 6

Smith 0-4 0-2 0-0 1-3 2 1 0 Spack 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0

JHoover 0-2 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 1 0 Byars 1-1 0-0 1-1 0-2 1 0 3

O'Brien 2-7 0-1 0-0 2-0 0 0 4 Wheatley 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0

KeYoung 1-2 0-0 1-4 0-1 0 1 3 Littler 4-9 2-6 1-2 0-2 3 2 11

Carrick 6-10 2-3 4-8 0-3 0 0 18 Wardyn 4-11 0-2 1-2 1-1 0 1 9

Lemke 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Younker 3-9 0-4 3-3 2-2 0 0 9

KyYoung 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 2 1 0 Stowe 0-4 0-0 0-0 0-2 1 0 0

GHoover 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0


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