The 7th and 8th grade girls basketball team played Test Middle School at home on Wednesday. The 7th grade team had a tough 1st quarter trailing 4-11, but a 2nd quarter run had them trailing on 1 point going into halftime. The panthers lost the tough battle 36-41. Leading for the Panthers were led by Katie Clark with an outstanding game with 23 points and 8 steals. Rena Witham added 11 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 steals and Cara Mullen with 2 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 steals.
The 8th grade team also found themselves short in the 1st quarter trailing 2-7. With a better second quarter, they trailed at halftime 11-14. Adjusting the defense and lighting a fire under the offense helped turn things around for the Panthers. The Panthers defeated Test 30-24. Leaders for the Panthers were Kaitlyn Jackson with 10 points, 3 rebounds and 1 steal; Sidney Vise with 8 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals; and Jessica Butler with 6 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals. Elizabeth Moore, Maggie Smith, and Kirsten Cavaletto each added 2 points to the victory.
The Lady Panthers play Tuesday Jan 17th at Morristown.