Pantherettes Move to 4-1 in District with Win Over Pittsburg

(Photog by Joe Watson: Bailee Nickerson driving to the goal in a game earlier this year.  

(Photog by Joe Watson: Bailee Nickerson driving to the goal in a game earlier this year.  

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


District Standings

Pleasant Grove 5-0

North Lamar 4-1

Liberty Eylau 3-2

Atlanta 2-3

Paris 1-4

Pittsburg 0-5


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