12.6.18 WILDCATS CLAW PANTHERS
It wasn't a good night for the panthers. With state powerhouse Minster visiting for the first MAC contest of the season. With a smothering defense that caused Parkway to commit 35 turnovers. The wildcats also held the panthers to just seven points in the game. Parkway only attempted 21 shots on the night and shot just a mere 11% from the field. Minster employed the press for nearly three quarters of the contest, which clearly showed a lack of sportsmanship from the head coach. What is the purpose of playing a game with that mindset? Does it really help your team to beat someone down? That just shows how little class the "head man" really has. Rant over. Although the ladies were losing, they kept fighting till the end and never quit. The final was a 72-7 win for the wildcats. The jayvees also lost to minster.
12.4.18 LADY PANTHERS FALL TO KNIGHTS
The lady panthers were on a two game winning streak to start the season, that came to an end tonight at the hands of the Crestview lady knights. Both squads started slowly, but by the end of the first quarter, the knights had jumped out to a nine point lead. The defensive pressure held Parkway to just four points in the period. The panthers didn't fare much better in the second quarter of play. While Crestview continued to build on that lead, the panthers weren't even keeping pace with them. Going into halftime, the lady knights held a commanding lead of 25-11. It wasn't that Parkway was having a bad night shooting the ball, just the fact that they weren't shooting the ball. Crestview and Parkway both shot 32% from the field, the difference was that the panthers only attempted 34 shots while the nights attempted 60. It was the same from beyond the arc also, Crestview made 3 out of 20 attempted shots. Parkway only attempted 3 and made one. Parkway did keep pace with the visitors in the fourth period and finished the contest with the first loss of the season by a count of 50-27. For the second straight game, Claire Eichler led the lady panthers with another double/double. She garnered 10 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in the contest. The jayvee panthers also lost a very hard fought game to the knights. The panthers will host the Minster wildcats on Thursday.
11.29.18 EICHLER HAS DOUBLE/DOUBLE IN WIN
This was a much closer game than it should have been, but in the end it was a victory for the lady panthers. Parkway clearly was the better team and it showed early in the game. Parkway jumped out to a 12-2 lead after just one period. The hosts put alot of pressure on the commodores throughout the first half of the contest. It was a successful strategy as we went into the halftime with a score of 30-14. A comfortable 16 point advantage for the panthers. Although Parkway rotated players on a steady basis, the play became sloppy in the third quarter. That translated to Perry gaining some momentum and they flipped the script on Parkway. The second half of the game clearly belonged to the visitors. It was almost as if the Panthers were a completely different team. They were committing turnovers and fouls at an alarming pace. Perry outscored the panthers 20-13 in the third quarter and that made it a 41-33 game. Perry continued to press the panthers and the Parkway lead continued to dwindle away. With under two minutes left in the game, Perry finally caught Parkway and tied the score. The panthers responded though, the defense tightened up and Parkway was able to increase the lead just enough to get the victory. Parkway committed 28 turnovers and 21 fouls in the game. They shot 41% from the field and the charity stripe. Claire Eichler was a beast in the paint tonight for Parkway. She had 16 points and 11 rebounds for her first double/double of the season. Ironically there were 5 panthers that had 6 points in the game for Parkway. The lady panthers move to 2-0 on the season and will face the lady knights next on the schedule.
11.26.18 LADIES POUNCE ON HAWKS FOR WIN
The lady panthers started the season off with a convincing win over the Miss. Valley black hawks on Monday evening. It didn't take Parkway long to gain control of the contest. With a smothering defense, the panthers limited the black hawks to just six points in the first quarter. Parkway filled the hoop up to the tune of 17 points in the first period. Parkway continued with the aggressive defense in quarter number two, allowing just 4 points in the period. As we went to the halftime break, the panthers were in firm control with a 24-10 advantage. Parkway continued to put pressure on the hosts while continuing to increase their lead. With three quarters in the books, Parkway led the lady black hawks 43-15. The Panthers bench saw valuable playing time to close out the contest. The panthers got the first win of the season by a score of 54-30 to start the season. Although they easily dispatched the hawks, the panthers still committed 20 turnovers in the game. The visitors also had 17 steals on the night with that pressure defense. Leah Harshman led the panthers with 14 points,4 assists, 4 steals and 3 rebounds. Claire Eichler chipped in with 11 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals. The panther junior varsity also won in big fashion. Parkway will host Lima Perry on Thursday.