Odell Locks Up Win For Panama At Line

CLYMER – Dan Odell’s free throw with 1.2 seconds left gave Panama some breathing room in a close win over Clymer in Division 2 West boys basketball on Friday night.

Odell’s foul line connection gave Panama a 45-43 lead and Clymer tried a 3-pointer that hit the front of the rim and bounced away to give the Panthers (5-3, 9-4) a close victory.

Mitch Einink hit 1-of-2 from the foul line with 11.8 seconds remaining to get the hosts within 44-43 only to see O’Dell hit a clutch free throw near the end.

Bryce Payne and Dillon Mescall led the winners with 13 points with Payne hitting three 3-pointers and Mescall two. Dan Odell added 10 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Greg Delahoy had 11 rebounds in the win.

Jake Wiggers tallied 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds while Jared Dunnewold assisted with six boards for Clymer (3-5, 7-7). Mitch Einink and Evan Woods delivered 10 points, Matt DeStevens six assists and Wiggers also had five steals.

PANAMA (45)

Blose 0 0 0, B. Payne 5 0 13, Delahoy 1 0 2, J. Payne 0 0 0, Eddy 0 0 0, Dan Odell 3 3 10, Mescall 5 1 13, J. Odell 2 0 5, Kirby 0 0 0, Rensel 1 0 2, Dav. Odell 0 0 0. Totals 17 4 45.

CLYMER (43)

DeStevens 2 0 4, Wiggers 5 2 13, A. Einink 1 0 2, Dunnewold 1 0 2, M. Einink 3 2 10, Dunnewold 1 0 2, Legters 1 0 2, Woods 4 2 10. Totals 17 6 43.

3-point goals: B. Payne 3, Dan O’Dell, Mescall 2, J. O’Dell, Wiggers, M. Einink 2.

Panama 8 13 15 9 – 45

Clymer10 10 10 13 – 43

Jayvees: Clymer 45, Panama 41.