The PHS varsity boys basketball team advanced to the weather-interrupted Highland Tournament championship game with wins over Centralia and Clark County.

The Panthers (11-1) were supposed to play Kirksvillle for the title Saturday, but it was postponed because of snow.

The boys championship game has been rescheduled for Saturday afternoon following the girls championship game at 1:30 p.m.

“It will be a tough match-up with their top three players all having the ability to score in a variety of ways,” said Coach Ryan Wood.

Palmyra reached the title game with a 66-47, come-from-behind victory over Clark County, Thursday.

Palmyra trailed by seven at the half, but then out-scored the Indians 45-20 the rest of the way.

“We struggled to score first half, but came out in the second and shot a lot better,” Wood said.     

Jayden Durst’s game-high 32 points led the Panthers to a 74-61 win over seventh-seeded Canton in the quarterfinals, Tuesday.

Palmyra jumped out to a 22-11 lead and went into halftime  up 42-27.

The second-seeded Panthers will open Tony Lenzini Tournament play next Tuesday at 6 p.m. against seventh-seeded Mark Twain.