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PHS teams seeded first in home tourney

The PHS varsity boys and girls teams have received the top seeds in the 81st annual Tony Lenzini Basketball Tournament Jan. 15-20. The Panthers will open play at 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, while the Lady Panthers will play at 4:30 Monday. The tournament queen crowning will be held during halftime of the 7:30 p.m.…

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Panthers take down Louisiana, 54-35

The PHS varsity boys basketball team won the final two games of 2023 over Payson-Seymour and Louisiana and go into the new year with an 8-1 record. The Panthers capped the week with a convincing 54-35 win at home over Louisiana, Tuesday, in a game that featured an individual milestone for Bear Bock. The senior…

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Lady Panthers earn win over Louisiana

The PHS varsity girls basketball team earned a 59-40 win at home over Louisiana last Tuesday. The Lady Panthers (7-1) raced out to an 18-10 lead and went into halftime up 36-18 before cruising on to victory. Three starters scored in double figures including Clare Williams, 15, Candra King, 15, and Sydney Compton, 12. Taytum…

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Lady Mustangs fall to LaPlata, 55-40

The Marion County R-II girls basketball team lost their final game of 2023, 55-40 at home against LaPlata Monday. The lost came despite a big game from the Lady Mustangs’ Aylah Pollard, who scored 18 of  her game-high 22 points during the team’s 26-point first-half surge. Trailing by seven at the half, Marion County (4-5)…

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Panthers defeat Unity, fall to QND

The PHS varsity boys basketball team suffered its first loss of the season against Quincy Notre Dame, but bounced back for a victory at Mendon-Unity last week. The Panthers (6-1) were cold at the start, but after falling behind 18-6 in the first quarter, they rallied to out-score their opponents, 56-31, the rest of the…

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PHS girls seeded first, boys second at Highland

The Lady Panthers are seeded first and the Panthers second in the Highland Basketball Tournament Jan. 1-6. With seven teams lined up, the Lady Panthers received a first-round bye and will first take the floor in the semifinals at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3 against the winner of Monday’s quarterfinal game between fourth-seeded Kirksville and…

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Legemann scores 37 to lead Mustangs past Scotland Co.

The Marion County R-II boys basketball team went 1-1 last week, losing to North Missouri Home School Association while downing Scotland County. The Mustangs, behind Joey Lagemann’s scoring spree, went to 7-2 on the season with a 72-57 win at home over Scotland County Friday. Lagemann hit five three-pointers and scored 16 of his game-high…

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Lady Mustangs down NMHSA fall to Scotland Co.

The Marion County R-II girls basketball team went 1-1 last week with a win over North Missouri Home School Association and a loss to Scotland County. The Lady Mustangs (4-4) lost a see-saw battle, 34-31 at home to Scotland County Friday. Marion County got out to a 10-4 first quarter lead, trailed by three at…

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