12.12.19 INDIANS DEFENSE SHUTS THE DOOR
It had been seven days since the ladies have played a game, it showed tonight against the ft. Recovery Indians. Parkway had trouble getting any offense going early in the game. The lady Indians weren't playing their best game either at that point. Finally Gabby Stober drained a trey and the panthers were on the scoreboard. After a stop on the defensive end, she hit another one from beyond the arc and just a few points separated the teams. But the Parkway rally didn't last, neither did the scoring. Parkway never scored more than 6 points in any quarter of the game. That translated into a mere 17% shooting from the field. All the credit can't go to the Indians defense, Parkway just couldn't get them to drop. Ft. Recovery got the MAC victory with a score of 49-18. Gabby Stober led the panthers in the scoring column with 13 points.
12.5.19 WILDCAT DEFENSE SHUTS DOWN PANTHER ATTACK
The lady panthers traveled south for a game with the two time defending state champions, the Mister wildcats. It was a very low scoring and close game, for half of the first period. The hosts just had too many weapons for the panthers to stay within striking distance. Once the wildcats started hitting the treys, we knew it was probably going to get ugly for the visitors. Minster nearly doubled up Parkway in the first quarter and did in the second stanza. With a halftime score of 33-14, the wildcats were in control of the game. But Parkway battled through the press and the traps, continuing to attack the defensive pressure. Minster forced Parkway to commit 23 turnovers in the game with that defensive pressure. The Panthers didn’t shoot horrible from the field, but only put up 26 shots on the night. Minster cruised to the win and finished the game with a score of 58-25. Claire Eichler had 10 points and Gabby Stober was right behind her with 9 markers. The ladies move to 1-2 on the season and 0-1 in the MAC. The junior varsity also lost to the wildcats.
12.3.19 LADY PANTHERS STUMBLE AT "THE RAY"
Coming off a win to open their season, the lady panthers had hopes of going 2-0 to start the season. Although Crestview hadn’t won a game yet, they were more than ready for the visiting panthers. The lady knights started the game with a 12-1 run and never looked back. They had Parkway flustered from the start with a smothering defense. By the time that the panthers recovered, Crestview had already doubled up the score on them. Crestview led 34-19 at the half and the panthers were searching for answers. Those answered never came for the lady panthers, it only got worse. Parkway was held to single digit scoring in the third quarter, while the knights had their most productive period of the contest. Parkway tried to work the ball inside all game, but too many mistakes in the paint hurt their cause. Both benches finished out the final period and the knights got a 64-31 victory. Claire Eichler was the only panther in double figures with 13 points on the night. Parkway moves to 1-1 on the season. The junior varsity had a thrilling comeback and then defeated the knights for an overtime victory.
11.25.19 COACH WILLIAMSON GETS FIRST WIN TO START SEASON
What a start for the new era of lady panther basketball. With a mix of experience, youth and a new found excitement, the ladies are ready for an exciting season of panther hoops. It was a dominant win over the visiting Black Hawks of Mississinawa Valley. The defensive pressure put on by the panthers created 26 steals in the game, several of those translated to points for the hosts. Parkway was also dominant on the boards, pulling down 37 rebounds on the night. With 23 of those being on the offensive end, that turned into second chance points. The panthers started the game with some sloppy play and we were tied at 11 after one quarter. But in the second period the defense smothered the hawks and gave them fits. With half a game under their belts, the lady panther went to the locker room with a 29-21 lead. It was the panthers play in the final two periods that really made the difference in the game. Parkway outscored the hawks 29-12 in the final two quarters and holding them to just 6 points in each quarter. The panthers get the win with a final score of 58-33. It was a complete team effort from the panthers, eleven players landed in the scoring column in the season opener. Leading the way was Sophia Miller with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Claire Eichler also had a good night with a double/double. She garnered 10 points and 11 rebounds against the hawks. The junior varsity started the night with a 43-19 win over the hawks. The panthers will travel to Convoy for their next contest on December 3rd.