The Panthers continue to have a tough time on the courts. The boys play as hard as a team can but a win still eludes them this season. Every game is all out, fast and furious, and the team hammers the game down their opponent’s throat. However, as hard as they play, you have to score. The basket seems like no man’s land at critical points of the game, and mistakes in a game of speed and motion will kill your chance of winning. The Panthers hosted the Highlanders of Webster County, and it was just one of those games where you scratch your head. The Highlanders came out and dominated the Panthers in the first period, outscoring them 2-26 by the end of the period. The Panthers got their game on after that and brought the score back, outscoring the Highlanders in the second period 21-19, but it was too big a deficit to overcome. The Panthers once again dominated in the third period, but the shots stopped falling in the fourth, and the final score ended up with a Highlander win 52-78. Noah Taylor was the shooter hitting for 17 points in the game, followed by Reece Nichols with 10 points. The team travelled to Roane County to take on the Raiders Friday night and the Panther JV team set the pace for the Varsity. The JV came out and played a whale of a game beating the Roane JV team by a score of 55-45. The Panthers hit the floor running, and at the end of regulation, it was all tied up and had to go into overtime. Alas, it was not to be for the Panthers and they lost the game in overtime. It is the time of the season for the Homecoming game. The game will be played against Calhoun County on Friday night, game time 7:30. The Homecoming queen will be crowned. Don’t miss a minute of Panther basketball, it’s fast paced and all out.