Lewis County High School Panthers and Lady Panthers traveled to Waynesboro Saturday, January 4, 2014 for rescheduled games, claiming wins for both the Panthers and Lady Panthers.
The Panthers walked away with a 54-44 point win over the Waynesboro Wildcats.
The first half started off quickly, and both teams swapped baskets as they played to a 24-24 draw at the end of the first half.
Lewis County claimed a two-point lead as they outscored the Wildcats 11-9 in the third period for a 35-33 point lead.
The local boys continued their attack in the final quarter by adding 19 points to their score and allowing Wayne County 11 points, for the 54 to 44 Panther victory.
Four Panthers scored in double figures: Michael Lomax, Charter Helton, and Hudson Brown, 13 each, and Cody Owen, 12. Jackson Crews added 2 points and Jacob Adkins 1.
The Lady Panthers began their contest at a slow pace, permitting the Lady Cats to outscore them, 15-7 in the first quarter.
Lewis County fought back to outscore the Lady Cats, 16-13, the second quarter, but remained short, 23-28 at the half.
The Lady Panthers turned the table on the Lady Cats in the second half, out-dueling them 14-12 in the third period, cutting the Waynesboro ladies’ lead 40-37, before outscoring them 22-12 in the final period for the 59 to 52 point win.
Lainey Bell led the Lady Panthers’ scoring with 15 points, followed by Morgan McKissack with 12. Holly Hall and Mattie King also scored in double digits with 11 each. Loren Runions added 6 and Lexie Carroll 4. Six 3-point shots were made by the Lady Panthers. King stripped the net with 3, Hall had 2, and Runions 1.
A couple of rough games gave the Panthers and Lady Panthers defeats against the tough Creekwood Red Hawks and Lady Red Hawks Friday, January 3 at the local Lewis County High School gymnasium.
The Panthers fell to Creekwood, 61 to 51, following an outstanding first quarter where the Panthers lead 21-18 at the end.
The second quarter demonstrated mighty defense from both sides of the court as Creekwood added 7 points to Lewis County’s 2, adding up to a 25 to 23 point lead at halftime over the Panthers.
Lewis County suffered difficulty with their shots in the third quarter, as the old saying goes, “They couldn’t buy a basket.” It seems every shot put up came right back out. The local boys managed 11 points to the Red Hawks’ 22 for a score of 47-34, Creekwood on top.
The fourth and last quarter saw the Panthers more aggressive with 17 points to Creekwood 14, but short of the win by 10 points, 51-61.
Hudson Brown led the Panthers scoring with 14 points, followed by Charter Helton and Cody Owen with 10 each. Collin O’Brien added 7, Michael Lomax 6, and Jacob Adkins and Jackson Crews, 2 each.
The Lady Panthers lost, 47-65, against the number one 11-AA team, the Lady Red Hawks of Creekwood. Statistics were unavailable for the press.
LCHS will take on East Hickman Friday, January 10 on the local gymnasium floor. The teams will be traveling to Camden Tuesday, January 14.