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PHS girls down Mark Twain, fall to Canton

The PHS girls varsity basketball team went 1-1 during rescheduled games against Mark Twain and Canton last week.

For the second time in less than a week, the Lady Panthers (3-2) defeated Mark Twain, 57-41, on the road Thursday.

Palmyra got off to a great start with a 20-3 run to start the game. Abbey Redd helped fuel the early success, scoring nine of her game-high 19 points in the first quarter.

The lead grew to 22 points at the half, and the Lady Panthers cruised from there.

Also scoring for Palmyra were Taytum White, 13, Rylie McKinney, 10, Mallory Sublette, five, Megan Lake, four, Ashley Bode, four and Maura Gottman, two.

Palmyra was hitting from the outside, sinking four three-pointers, two by White and one each by Redd and McKinney.

The Lady Panthers were also 11 of 15 from the line.

Palmyra’s previous game was a 50-41 win over Mark Twain for third place in the Monroe City Tournament.

The Lady Panthers were back on the court the next day in a rescheduled game at Canton, losing to the Lady Tigers, 58-45.

Canton got out to a 13-9 lead before going on a 23-15 run to go into halftime up 12.

The Lady Panthers could not make up any ground in the second half.

Candra King and White led the offense with 17 and 12 points respectively.

Also scoring were McKinney, six, Redd, four, Lake, two, Bode, two, and Sublette, two.  

The Lady Panthers were also scheduled to travel to Louisiana Monday, Dec. 21. Results were not available for this issue.

The Lady Panthers go on holiday break now until Jan. 4 when they open Highland Tournament play at 7:30 p.m. against Canton.