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PHS girls fall to Clark Co. in third place game

The PHS girls basketball team lost the third place game of their home tournament, 36-49, Friday.

Palmyra’s Grace Krigbaum dribbles past a Clark County defender during third-place game action Friday evening.

The Lady Panthers (5-8) fell behind early and were unable to close the gap the rest of the game.

Scoring for Palmyra were Candra King, 10, Taytum White, nine, Rylie McKinney, five, Grace Krigbaum, four, Abbey Redd, four, Mallory Sublette, two, and Ashley Bode, two.

Palmyra’s Ashley Bode (left) and Mallory Sublette (center) trap a Clark County ball handler.

The Lady Panthers struggled to score in their 48-17 loss to second-seeded Canton in the semifinals Wednesday.


The Lady Tigers got out to a 15-9 lead and the out-scored Palmyra 33-8 the rest of the way.

Palmyra managed to sink just six two-point field goals while going five for 11 from the line.

Scoring for Palmyra were King, six, White, six, Maura Gottman, three, and Redd, two.

The Lady Panthers opened tournament play with a decisive 48-17 win over sixth-seeded Hannibal, Monday.

Palmyra jumped out to  14-7 lead and then held Hannibal to one second-quarter point in taking a 16-point lead in to half time.

McKinney led all scorers with 14 points, while White sank three three-pointers en route to a 12-point game.

Also scoring were Sublette, seven, King, five, Gottman, five, Redd, three, and Krigbaum, two.

The Lady Panthers were scheduled to compete this week at home against Brookfield, Tuesday, and at Macon, Friday.