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PHS girls fall to Clark County, South Shelby

The PHS varsity girls basketball team lost twice last week against Clarence Cannon Conference foes Clark County and South Shelby.

The Lady Panthers (6-11) ended the week with a 74-51 loss at South Shelby Friday.

Palmyra’s Rylie McKinney drives down the lane against Clark County Tuesday.

The Lady Birds held Palmyra to five, first-quarter points in building a 41-20 first-half lead.

Palmyra found their offense to score 31 points in the second half, but it didn’t make a dent in South Shelby’s 33-point total.

Senior post player, Rylie McKinney continued her recent offensive surge with a 23-point effort for Palmyra.

Also scoring were Candra King, 11, Taytum White, nine, Grace Krigbaum, four, and Megan Lake, four.

The Lady Panthers are 1-4 in contests against conference opponents with games remaining against Monroe City and Highland.

The Lady Panthers made a comeback, but it fell short in a 40-33 loss at home to Clark County, Tuesday.

Trailing by eight going into the final period, Palmyra got to within four before Clark County hit two three-pointers to pump up their lead again.

McKinney led all scores with 19 points with six of them coming in the fourth-quarter surge.

Also scoring for Palmyra were Abbey Redd, five, White, three, and Krigbaum, Lake and King each with two.

This week, the Lady Panthers were scheduled to host Monroe City, Tuesday, and then traveling to Bowling Green Friday.