• Keith Hjelle

Charger Girls No Match for Panorama Prowess, Fall to Panthers, 68-30

It did not take the Panorama girls' basketball team long to show why they are the dominant team in the WCAC once again, as it jumped out to a 24-5 lead over ACGC after the first quarter in a game played on the Charger home court last night. The Panthers knocked down nine of fifteen shots in the first eight minutes while holding ACGC to two makes on just six shot attempts.

The skill and athleticism of the visitors was unmatched as the Panthers rolled to a 68-30 win for their thirty second consecutive conference win. Although the Chargers are still hopeful of a first division finish in league play, they were no match for a Panorama team that remains the envy of the other conference teams.

While ACGC missed its first eight shots of the second quarter, Panorama put fourteen more points on the board to make the score 38-5. To the Chargers' credit they kept battling and made four of five shots to end the half, but the Panthers didn't let up and held a commanding 44-13 lead at the intermission.

While Panorama was hitting 50% from the floor on 24 makes out of 48 tries, the Chargers also shot 48 times but made just 13 for 28%. Turnovers were especially problematic with the relentless pressure by the Panthers, as ACGC had 28 miscues resulting in thirty Panorama points.

The number of free throws a team shoots often reveals if they attack the basket and draw fouls in the process. Last night the Panthers shot twenty five times from the charity stripe while ACGC shot just two free throws.

No Charger scored in double figures last night, with Jadeyn Carrick coming closest with 7 points. Kylie Young and Genevieve Hoover each had 6 points. Kennedy Young led the team in rebounds with 7, while Chelsea Larsen led in assists with 3. A positive stat for the Chargers is the fact that the team came up with 12 assists for the night--a good omen for future competition.

Next weeks games are both winnable for the local girls, as they travel to Stuart on Monday to face West Central Valley and will host I-35 on Friday. Those two teams have one win between them. The Chargers enter next week with a 4-4 record. Opportunity knocks for ACGC. Go Chargers!

Score by quarter:

Pan 24 20 15 9--68

ACGC 5 8 12 5--30


Fuller 2-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 2 4

Campbell 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 1 0 0

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

O'Brien 0-2 0-0 0-0 2-0 0 0 0

KyYoung 3-11 0-4 0-0 2-3 2 1 6

Carrick 3-5 1-1 0-1 0-0 1 1 7

Larsen 1-3 1-2 0-0 0-2 3 1 3

GHoover 2-5 2-5 0-0 1-1 1 0 6

KeYoung 1-14 0-0 0-1 1-6 2 1 2

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