Liddell Leads Way In Maple Grove Victory Over Lady Panthers

PANAMA – Panama had some early foul trouble and Maple Grove capitalized on it as the Lady Red Dragons (4-1, 6-4), paced by a huge performance by Nickara Liddell, broke things open in the second quarter and rolled to a 52-41 win in Division 3 girls basketball on Friday night.

The Lady Panthers (3-1, 4-4) trailed by just three points, but Maple Grove went on an 18-4 run in the second, building a 24-10 halftime lead.

Panama trimmed the lead by two in the third and poured in 20 points in the final quarter, but the Lady Red Dragons scored 16 to keep things out of reach.

Liddell ended her night with 24 points and completed a double-double with 11 rebounds, Lauren Nickerson followed with 14 points and Emma Franczak had 11 boards.

For Panama, Brittany Lenart led the way with 17 points, including five 3-pointers, and eight rebounds and Brianna Marsh produced six blocks.

MAPLE GROVE (52)

Ahlstrom 2 0 4, ESwanson 2 0 4, Franczak 0 0 0, Henninger 0 0 0, Adams 0 2 2, Liddell 9 4 24, Davis 0 1 1, Nickerson 5 4 14, MSwanson 1 0 3. Totals: 19 11 52.

PANAMA (41)

Swanson 1 0 2, Marsh 1 0 2, Conway 0 1 1, Strickland 4 0 8, Stravato 2 0 4, Abbate 1 0 3, Lenart 5 2 17, Johnson 0 4 4. Totals: 14 7 41

3-point goals: Liddell 2, MSwanson. Abbate, Lenart 5

Maple Grove 9 18 9 16 – 52

Panama 6 4 11 20 – 41

Jayvees: Panama won

PINE VALLEY ROLLS

SOUTH DAYTON – “We shot well in the first half,” said Pine Valley coach Tim Nobles after his Lady Panthers put on an offensive and defensive show in routing Westfield, 68-19, in Division 3 action.

Pine Valley (2-2, 4-5) got out to a 19-2 lead after one period and was never challenged the rest of the way with Laural Killock leading the charge with 21 points, seven rebounds and 10 steals.

Also for the winners, Alex Bentham had 14 points, Kayleigh Brunswick and Erin Waterman each produced six boards and Kayla Mansfield had six assists.

For Westfield (0-4, 4-6), Emily Archer scored nine points and Andrea Cooke pulled down 10 rebounds.

WESTFIELD (19)

Schuster 1 0 2, Faulkner 0 0 0, Truit 1 0 2, Knopp 0 1 1, Zachary 0 0 0, Archer 4 0 9, Houser 0 1 1, Cooke 0 0 0, Fermier 1 0 2, Lancaster 0 0 0, Jupek 0 2 2. Totals 7 4 19

PINE VALLEY (68)

Waterman 2 1 5, Tingue 1 0 2, Mansfield 3 1 7, Kenney 1 0 2, Bentham 7 0 14, Brunswick 2 2 7, Abers 1 0 2, Killock 8 5 21, Hoth 1 2 5, Riggs 1 0 3.. Totals 27 11 68.

3-point goals: Archer, Brunswick, Riggs, Hoth

Westfield 2 2 10 5 – 19

Pine Valley 19 18 17 14 – 68

Jayvees: Pine Valley won.