Lewis County High School Panther basketball teams traveled to Waverly December 7.
Lewis County lead at the end of the first and second quarters, 16-13 and 35-30 at halftime.
Waverly dominated the third quarter and pulled ahead by added 25 points to their score and holding the Panthers to 16 points for a third quarter score of 55 to 51.
The Panthers cut Waverly’s scoring in the final quarter to allow the local boys to pull ahead and win the game by 1 point, 79-78.
Bryson Hinson led the offensive surge with 35 points, 2 assist, 10 rebounds, 1 block and 3 steals. Peyton Crowell added 14 points, 4 assists and 4 rebounds, Cameron Cotham, 12 points, 4 assists, 9 rebounds, 2 blocks and 1 steal, Huntlee Pace, 6 points, 5 rebounds and 1 steal, and Mikey Ortiz, 5 points, 5 assists, 1 rebound and 2 steals.
A game won on a buzzer beater by Cotham with a long 3 pointers, was against Fairview on the local court December 4. Lewis County defeated Fairview, 67-64.
Fairview Yellow Jackets started the game off outscoring the Panthers 15-12 at the end of the first quarter.
The Panthers were red hot with momentum and determination in the second quarter to pull ahead of the Yellow Jackets, 41-39 at the sound of the halftime buzzer.
The Panthers continued their determination in the third quarter by adding 14 points to Fairview’s 7 to the scoreboard but the Yellow Jackets broke loss the last quarter to bring the score at a tie, 64-64. With 45 seconds remaining, Fairview played keep-away, then shot and missed. Lewis County’s Cameron Cotham got his hands on the ball and traveled down the court and shot for 3 to win the game, 67-64.
Ortiz shot 21 points to lead the Panthers. He also had 4 assists, 2 rebounds and 1 steal. Cotham hit the basket for 18 points, 1 assist and 8 rebounds, Hinson, 17 points, 5 assists and 10 rebounds, Crowell, 7 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound and 1 steal, and Pace, 4 points and 1 rebound.
The Panthers hosted East Hickman Tuesday, December 11. Stewart County will travel to Lewis County December 14 for competitions beginning at 4 p.m.