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Panthers break spell against Centralia

The PHS varsity boys basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak with a 55-51 victory over Centralia on the home court Friday.

Palmyra’s Quade Plunkett goes to the board during action against Knox County last Tuesday.

The Panthers (5-4) got on a roll early to build a 20-9 first-quarter lead and then held their opponents off the rest of the way.

Zane Meyers had the sharp hand, sinking five three-pointers on his way to a game-high 18 points.

Bear Bock scored 12 of his 13 points in the first half, while Quade Plunkett found the range for three three-pointers and scored 11 points.

Also contributing were Abe Haerr, seven, Alex Loman, four, and Laydin Lochman, two.

The Panthers lost at home last Monday to Knox County, 44-37.

Palmyra managed just eight first-half points before out-scoring the Eagles 29-20 in the second half.

Plunkett sank two of the team’s three three-pointers and led the team with 16 points.

Also scoring were Haerr, eight, Loman, five, Lochman, four, Bock, two and Meyers, two.

The Panthers were scheduled to open this week’s Tony Lenzini Tournament Tuesday against Canton.