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Lady Panthers lose to Clark County in district title game

The PHS varsity girls basketball team saw its season end with a 46-34 loss to Clark County in the Class 3, District 6 championship game in Kahoka Saturday.

Palmyra’s Candra King shoots from behind the arc against Clark County Saturday. (Photo courtesy of the Clark County Media)

Palmyra (8-14) trailed by just three going into the final period before Clark County went on a 15-6 run to win going away.

Palmyra’s Taytum White shoots over the out-stretched arms of a Clark County defender during Saturday’s district title game. (Photo courtesy of the Clark County Media)

Scoring for Palmyra were Abbey Redd, nine, Grace Krigbaum, eight, Candra King, eight, Taytum White, six, Rylie McKinney, two, and Mallory

Sublette, one.

Clark County (15-7) advanced to sectionals to play Duchesne (11-13) Wednesday in St. Charles.

The Lady Panthers reached the championship game with a 47-35 upset victory over second-seeded Elsberry on the road, Thursday.

Trailing by three at the half, Palmyra moved ahead by two going into the final quarter when they outgunned Elsberry 22-12 to win going away.

King scored 10 of her game-high 18 points during the late-game surge.

Also scoring for Palmyra were White, 12, McKinney, 10, Krigbaum, six and Redd, one.

The Lady Panthers advanced to the semifinals with a 60-12 win over sixth-seeded Louisiana Tuesday.

McKinnney scored 10 of her game-high 12 points during team’s 14-2 first-quarter run.

Nine other players contributed scoring including Redd, 10, King, 10, Megan Lake, nine, White, nine, Ashley Bode, four, Maura Gottman, two, Drew Billups, two, and Krigbaum, two