By Allen Hamrick
And so it begins – the 2020-2021 season for the Lady Panthers got underway this past Wednesday night as the girls hosted Webster County. The Lady Panthers came out swinging and really ran the floor but couldn’t pull the rabbits out of their hats as the magic seemed to fade. The offense seemed to be dependent on Ivy Taylor; she was getting the job done in the paint for the Lady Panthers. The problem was getting the ball to her. The Lady Highlanders’ defense was a back breaker for the Lady Panthers as they just couldn’t seem to mount a consistent offense to keep the game close.
The Lady Panthers were down 14-30 at the half and struggled in the second half to get points on the board with 13 more points being added. Ivy Taylor had the board’s number and was top shot for the Lady Panthers with 14 points in the game. The final score was Lady Panthers 27, Lady Highlanders 66. The Lady Panthers fell to 0-2 on the season Friday night by losing to the Lady Eagles of Braxton. The Lady Panthers will try to get the bugs out this week in practice and will come out gunning against Ravenswood on Monday evening at home. If you get a chance, come out and support the team. Go Lady Panthers!