Panama Girls Come From Behind To Top Forestville

PANAMA – Forestville and Panama (5-2, 6-5) were locked in a tense struggle in the first half, but things turned around in the second as the Lady Panthers came from behind for a 63-48 victory in Division 3 girls basketball on Thursday night.

The Lady Hornets (2-5, 6-7) were solid in the first two periods, taking advantage of second-chance baskets to grab a five-point lead, but it was a different story for Panama once the third quarter began.

“In the first half, we just couldn’t rebound,” said Panama coach Rob Collver. “But we ran off 12 quick points in the third, switched defenses and made some good adjustments.”

Those adjustments allowed Panama to go on a 33-13 run in the second half to put the game away.

Brittany Lenart had a huge night for the Lady Panthers, pouring in 29 points and adding 10 rebounds for the double-double, Allison Strickland chimed in with 12 points, Brianna Marsh pulled in eight rebounds, Meghan Conway added seven boards and Brianna Swanson had five steals.

For Forestville, Jessica Makuch led the way with 14 points and eight rebounds, Cherish Pope produced 10 points and Alicia Szumigala added 10 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double.

FORESTVILLE (48)

Dugan 3 0 8, Pope 4 0 10, Szumigala 5 0 10, Makuch 6 2 14, Weaver 2 0 4, Raynor 1 0 2, Wooley 0 0 0. Totals 21 2 48.

PANAMA (63)

Swanson 3 0 6, Marsh 3 3 9, Conway 2 1 5, Strickland 5 2 12, Stravato 0 0 0, Abbate 0 2 2, Lenart 10 5 29, Johnson 0 0 0. Totals 23 13 63.

3-point goals: Dugan 2, Pope 2, Lenart 4.

Forestville 17 18 7 6 – 48

Panama 12 18 15 18 – 63

Jayvees: Panama 54, Forestville 9

PV BOUNCES BACK TO WIN

SOUTH DAYTON -Things weren’t going Pine Valley’s way early on, but the Lady Panthers (4-3, 6-6) came on strong through the final two quarters to earn a 50-36 victory over Franklinville (1-6, 5-8) in Division 3 girls action.

Pine Valley took an 8-5 lead after the first period, but Franklinville broke things open with a 19-7 run in the second to hold a 24-15 lead at the half.

From that point on, however, Pine Valley took control.

“The girls came out more focused in the second half,” said Pine Valley coach Tim Nobles. “We made too many mistakes, poor passing, giving the ball away in the first half, but I was proud the way the girls stepped it up. As bad as we looked in the first half, that’s how good we were in the second.”

Kaitlyn Hoth scored 12 points, Alex Bentham added 11 points and had three steals, Kayla Mansfield scored 10 points with eight rebounds and four assists and Laural Killock also netted 10 points and had six boards and six steals.

For Franklinville, Jen Blum poured in 10 points and Anna O’Neil also had 10 points and collected nine rebounds.

FRANKLINVILLE (36)

Pfeffer 2 3 7, Lembiez 0 0 0, Lederman 3 1 7, Blum 3 3 10, Haskell 0 0 0, Pollock 1 0 2, Reynolds 0 0 0, O’Neil 4 2 10. Totals 13 9 36.

PINE VALLEY (50)

Waterman 1 0 2, Tingue 0 0 0, Mansfield 4 2 10, Kenney 0 0 0, Bentham 3 3 11, Brunswick 1 0 3, Abers 0 0 0, Killock 5 0 10, Hoth 4 3 12, Riggs 1 0 2, Wilcox 0 0 0. Totals 19 8 50.

3-point goals: Blum, Bentham 2, Brunswick, Hoth.

Franklinville 5 19 5 7 – 36

Pine Valley 8 7 20 15 – 50

Jayvees: Franklinville won.