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Lady Panthers fall to Highland, Monroe City

The PHS varsity girls basketball team ended the regular season with conference losses against Monroe City and Highland.

Palmyra’s Candra King looks for the basket against Highland.

The Lady Panthers (6-13) fell at Highland Friday, 52-36.

The Lady Cougars out-scored Palmyra in each of the first three quarters.

Scoring for Palmyra were Candra King, 18, Rylie McKinney, seven, Abbey Redd, six, Grace Krigbaum, four, and Taytum White, one. 

Palmyra’s Rylie McKinney attempts a one-handed shot from the paint against Highland Friday evening.

Palmyra ended Clarence Cannon Conference play with a 1-6 record.


The Lady Panthers also lost the day before, 77-34, at home to Monroe City, which raced out to an early 27-7 lead before going into halftime up 49-22.

Scoring for Palmyra were McKinney, 15, King, five, Ashley Bode, four, White, three, Krigbaum, two, Mallory Sublette, two, Krigbaum, two, and Redd, one.

The Lady Panthers were to open Class 3, District 6 play at home Tuesday against Louisiana. However, results were not available in time for this issue.

A win would advance third-seeded Palmyra to the semifinals and take on second-seeded Elsberry.