LCHS Panthers roll to victory over Waverly, Fairview

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.

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