North Lamar Falls in Consolation Championship at Paris Holiday Tournament

 Jake Stewart getting ready to box out a defender.

Jake Stewart getting ready to box out a defender.

After sweeping through Pool Play in the Paris Holiday Tournament, the North Lamar Panthers found themselves in the championship bracket. This bracket, however, wasn’t as kind to the Panthers as they lost in the Consolation Championship match to Clarksville.

First up for the Panthers was Hudson. It was a game in which the Panthers struggled early. North Lamar got down 14-4 in the first quarter and trailed 16-8 after one. However, a nice second quarter brought the Panthers back and they took a one point lead into half at 24-23.

The third and fourth quarters were back and forth, but the Panthers could’t quite outscore Hudson as they fell 54-50. The loss put them in the consolation side of the championship bracket.

First up in the consolation round was Waskom. This was a game that North Lamar was never in jeopardy of losing. North Lamar led by five after the first period and by 12 at the half. North Lamar then held Waskom to only two points in the third quarter and 12 points in the second half as they cruised to a 29 point victory.

Next up for the Consolation Championship was a matchup against the Clarksville Tigers. This was a game that was decided in the third quarter as North Lamar got outscored 16-8 in the frame. North Lamar trailed by one at the half and outscored Clarksville 22-19 in the fourth, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the third period. North dropped the game 56-50. The Panthers will face Clarksville again next Tuesday at North Lamar.


North Lamar     8     16     12     14     50

Hudson            16      7     16     15     54

Levi Porter - 23 points, 1 rebound
Versache Buchanan - 13 points, 6 rebounds, 1 block
Julique Franklin - 5 points, 2 rebounds
Menderiz Gray - 5 points, 3 rebounds
Grant Erickson - 4 points, 3 rebounds
Jake Stewart - 4 rebounds


North Lamar     20     16     11     18     65

Waskom            15      9      2     10     36

Levi Porter - 18 points, 5 rebounds
Jake Stewart - 10 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks
Versache Buchanan - 9 points, 6 rebounds
Menderiz Gray - 6 points, 4 rebounds
Tyler Hill - 6 points, 2 rebounds
Julique Fraknlin - 5 points, 4 rebounds
Sam Asay - 4 points
Pierre Young - 3 points
Stefon Bass - 2 points
Javon Franklin - 2 points, 3 rebounds


North Lamar     13     7      8     22     50

Clarksville         16     5     16     19     56

Levi Porter - 23 points, 4 rebounds
Versache Buchanan - 11 points, 2 rebounds
Menderiz Gray - 8 points, 3 rebounds
Julique Franklin - 6 points, 2 rebounds
Jake Stewart - 2 points, 7 rebounds
Grant Erickson - 6 rebounds

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