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The PHS varsity girls basketball team remained unbeaten to start the season with wins last week over Canton and Mark Twain.
The Lady Panthers (3-0) received their biggest challenge so far at Canton, Friday, and came out on top, 51-44.
Palmyra fell behind in the first half, 24-20, but then went on an 18-4 run after the break to take control of the game.
Only the starters contributed on offense with Candra King leading the way with a 15 point effort.
Also scoring were Sydney Compton and Clare Williams with 11 each, Taytum White, 10, and Abbey Redd, four.
The Lady Panthers struggled shooting from the floor, hitting just four of 22 three-point attempts and 19 of the 58 total field goals.
Even at the line they were only nine of 29.
King led the team with 13 rebounds and three blocked shots.
The Lady Panthers started the week by breezing by Mark Twain, 77-20 Tuesday.
Palmyra got out to a 23-7 lead allowing Coach Timothy Southers to play his reserves extensively throughout the game.
The starters accounted for 63 points including King, who sank nine of 14 field goals, including two-for-four from outside the arc, to out-score the opposition by herself with 23 points.
Compton scored 12, White hit two treys in scoring 11 points, Williams sank three first-half treys for nine points and Abbey Redd added eight.
Coming off the bench to contribute on offense were Ashley Bode, seven, Avery Compton, four, Kaitlyn Bode, two, and Bella McBride, one.
Williams also dished out four assists, and King grabbed five rebounds.
Palmyra held the Lady Tigers to six second half points, with the clock going continuously during the final quarter.
This week, the Lady Panthers are competing as the second seed in the 96th annual Monroe City Tournament. They were to play Tuesday agaisnt seventh-seeded Marion County. Results were unavailable for this issue.