It wasn't the greatest way to get a win on Friday night but Coach Harp will take it. North Lamar welcomed Pittsburg to town. A team that has not won a district game in four tries. North Lamar didn't want to be the first team they defeat.
It took all four quarters but the Pantherettes were able to come away with a 51-47 victory over the Lady Pirates. Pittsburg led for most of the game. It wasn't until midway through the fourth quarter that the tide really started turning for North Lamar.
Trailing 44-38, the Pantherettes turned up the defensive intensity. On five straight possessions, North Lamar forced Pittsburg to turn the ball over. Four of those turnovers were steals by the Pantherettes, including two by Madison Morrison. Madison led the team with five steals in the game. Just like that the game was tied at 44.
North Lamar would finish the quarter on a 13-3 run to cap off the victory. There are some positive things to take away from the game as well. North Lamar shot the ball better than they have in most games. They shot 42% for the game. They grabbed 27 rebounds, including 11 offensive rebounds. Then there were the steals. North Lamar grabbed 15 of them against the Lady Pirates. North Lamar finishes the first half of district 4-1 and will start the second half in Pleasant Grove on Tuesday night.
North Lamar 11 11 10 19 51
Pittsburg 7 18 10 12 47
Madison Morrison 20 points, 2 rebounds, 5 steals
Bailee Nickerson 10 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals
McKayla Figueroa 6 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal
Summer Andrews 6 points, 2 rebounds
Abbie Fischer 6 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal
Sydnee Prunty 3 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals
Emma Stewart 2 rebounds
Katee Garrett 2 rebounds
Taylor Drennen 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Pleasant Grove 5-0
North Lamar 4-1
Liberty Eylau 3-2