2.16.17 REDSKINS SCALP LADY PANTHERS IN THE DEN
Athough Sydney Crouch had the hot hand for Parkway with 18 points and there were three panthers in double figures, it wasn't enough to overcome the lady redskins. The lady panthers wanted to send their lone senior Kaylee Heindel out with a win on senior night. St. Henry kept that from happening with a tough defense from the outset of the contest. Parkway played fairly well for three quarters, but it was the second period when most of the damage was done. The redskins had an 18-5 second period to build a lead that the panthers couldn't overcome down the stretch. The host panthers fell to St. Henry by a 75-53 count in the MAC contest. Sydney Crouch led the way with 18 points for the lady panthers. Bailey Bates had a whale of a game with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists on the night. Hailey Hawk rounded out the scoring for Parkway as she chipped in 11 points and 5 rebounds. The jv girls won a thrilling contest over the redskins as they came back from a 10 point deficit to win.
2.2.17 DEPLEATED PANTHERS FALL TO #6 INDIANS
With the #6 ranked team visiting the panthers den, Parkway would have to play the best basketball they have to date to stay close. That was a tall order for the host panthers, as they were down another starter due to sickness. The indians defense was relentless with the press and caused the lady panthers trouble all game long. Ft. Recovery jumped out to a 19-7 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Going into the halftime break, the lady panthers were down 32-15 and still playing with some fight in them. Coming out of the half, Ft. Recovery quickly set the tone for the second half of the game. They were hitting shots from inside, from beyond the arc and they tallied 28 markers in the third quarter, almost as many as the panthers had for the entire game. The fourth period saw the bench players get most of the playing time and we finished with a disappointing 65-31 indian victory. There were no panthers in double figures, but Haley Hawk led the panthers with 9 points and 7 rebounds. The jv was only two quarters and the panthers lost that also.
1.28.17 LADY PANTHERS DROP A HEARTBREAKER IN OVERTIME
It's amazing what a difference a few days off can make, for the lady panthers it was a big improvement from their last time out. Parkway started the game with high energy and they finished the first period with a one point difference on the scoreboard. The effort continued into the second quarter and Parkway came away with a 22-19 halftime advantage. Coming out of the half, the lady panthers defense was able to slow down the lady lancers . The offense was in sync as the host panthers increased that lead for a nine point 37-28 lead over the lancers. At this point in the game it looked as if Parkway was in control and would bring home a victory. But the lady lancers wouldn't fold and give up that easily. Little did we know that we were in for an epic finish. The fourth and typical final period, we saw the lancer offense come to life and quickly erased what had been a nine point panther lead. We had a fast and furious final minutes , down by four points, Bailey Bates made a layup and then stole the inbounds pass and made another bucket to cut the lancer lead to a single point. The panther defense held the lancers on their next possession, still down by a point, freshman Leah Harshman let it fly from beyond the arc and it was nothing but net. Putting the host's up by two pints with jest seconds remaining in the game. Lincolnview ran down the court and on the layup attempt, the panthers were called for a foul. After two pressure free throws, it was now a 49-49 tie game. With under 2 seconds left, Sydney Crouch gave the ball a heave and came up short, sending the contest into overtime. The overtime period started with both teams exchanging buckets , but then the host panthers went cold and the lancers doubled up on them for a 59-54 win. This was a very good game for the lady panthers and a total team effort to build on. Allie Ford garnered a double/double with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Sydney Crouch had an all around monster game, 9 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists on the night. Haley Hawk had 13 points and 7 rebounds while Bailey Bates had 10 points and 5 assists for the lady panthers.
1.26.17 JAYS' WIN CONTEST FROM CHARITY STRIPE
1.24.17 CROUCH'S DOUBLE/DOUBLE NOT ENOUGH FOR A WIN
Despite a very fine performance from Sydney Crouch, the panthers couldn't get past the lady railroaders. Whether it was the long bus trip south or the early start time, Parkway started the game very sluggish and quickly fell behind 13-4 in the first period. They came to life in quarter number two and were able to make up some of the ground that they had lost. Outscoring Bradford by five in the period, the lady panthers pulled to within four points at the half. It was a 23-19 railroader lead after two periods. The third quarter was pretty much a wash as the teams were neck and neck. With just one quarter to play it was 36-31 in the railroaders favor, it was time for the panthers to make their move. Parkway pulled to within 2 points of Bradford, but as did for much of the game, panther fouls played a big part in the loss. Parkway was forced to foul late in the game, but the roaders took advantage of every shot. Bradford pulled out the 53-44 win on the heels of their foul shooting. Bradford had the benefit of generous officiating that called 24 fouls on the visiting panthers. Twenty six points of the railroaders 53 came from the free throw line, they shot 76% for the night from the stripe. Parkway had one player in double figures tonight, that was Sydney Crouch. She actually had a double/double on the evening, she finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Bailey Bates also chipped in 8 points.
1.1917 POOR FIRST QUARTER HURTS LADY PANTHERS
The Marion Local flyers finished the first quarter with a 15-7 advantage, more than doubling up on the lady panthers. But the distance became really tough Parkway to make up. The panthers kept up with the flyers pretty well after the initial period. In quarters two, three and four, the flyers only outscored Parkway by a total of eight points. With a 27-16 halftime lead the lady flyers came out and started to pull away, but Parkway responded nicely. The panthers defense tightened up and with some good shooting the panthers whittled the lead down to seven points. Unfortunately that is as close as they would get to the flyers. Marion Local finished the game with a 51-35 score to pick up the MAC victory. Bailey Bates lead the way in the scoring column with 12 markers, Haley Hawk had 9 points and Sydney Crouch chipped in 8 points. The varsity ladies fall to 3-10 with the loss. The jv girls only played to periods, but won in overtime by the count of 16-14.
1.12.17 SHORT HANDED PANTHERS FALL TO CAVALIERS
Coming off of a tough loss on tuesday evening, the lady panthers were hoping to get in the win column. That would be a difficult task on any given night, but Parkway was short handed for this contest. With two starters and two key contributors not available, it would be a monumental undertaking for the ladies. Coach Becca Harshman was also filling in as the head coach to face the cavaliers. The panthers did pretty good considering the lack of experience on the court. They challenged the lady cavs on both ends and didn't back down. Allie Ford had a good night for the panthers, just missing a double/double. She put up 8 points and 10 rebounds. Also chipping in with 8 points was Claire Eichler and Bailey Bates led all panthers with 11 markers on the evening. Coldwater did the bulk of their scoring in the first half of the contest, doubling up on the panthers for a halftime score of 40-18. The lady panthers kept pace with Coldwater in the final two periods. The lady cavs picked up the MAC win with a 61-38 score. The loss drops the panthers to 3-9 on the season, the jv's also lost to Coldwater.
1.5.17 TWIN TOWERS DOMINATE THE PAINT
It was evident from the start that the lady panthers were outmatched. Not only in the paint, but from the outside also. Versailles started the game off on an 11-1 run and never looked back as they rolled to a MAC victory. Parkway had no answer for the tigers "twin towers", they kept the lady panthers frustrated all night long. While the lady tigers were holding the panthers at bay, they also scored 50 of thier points in the paint. The Versailles defense pressed and stretched Parkway all over the court and throughout the contest. That translated into 27 turnovers committed by the lady panthers, which Versailles took advantage of many with a score. It had to be one of the panthers worst shooting nights of the season, they finished the game with just 18% of their shots that fell. Parkway lost the MAC contest by a final score of 66-21. Bailey Bates had 8 points,7 rebounds, Haley Hawk with 5 points, 3 rebounds , Sydney Crouch had 4 points, 5 rebounds, 5 blocks, Claire Eichler chipped in 2 points, 1 rebound and Sophia Miller with 2 points, 3 rebounds. The junior varsity also lost their game to the lady tigers.
12.29.16 LADIES DROP A HEARTBREAKER IN FINAL SECONDS
It was another close game for the lady panthers, unlike this time Parkway came out on the short end after leading for three periods. Parkway jumped out to an 11-6 advantage after the first quarter and they maintained that six point lead until the final stanza.The golden gophers kept hanging around and eventually took the lead midway through the final stanza. Parkway battled to the final buzzer, but fell short by three points. Two key points to the Ridgemont win were the 20 turnovers by the panthers and the gophers 71% shooting from the charity stripe. Although the gophers only shot 29% from the field, they were able to make up the difference at the charity stripe. Sydney Crouch led the way with 18 points, Haley Hawk and Bailey Bates both nearly had a double/double.The ladies fall to 3-5 with the loss and will face Maumee Valley Country Day in the consolation game of the Chatt Insurance Holiday Tournament.
12.20.16 PANTHERS CLAW OUT A CLOSE WIN
It was a fast start for the lady panthers as the jumped out to a 14-0 lead over the visiting lady tigers on tuesday evening. But Waynesfield-Goshen got on the board late in the first quarter and after one stanza it was a 16-10 panther lead. The lady tigers defense got a little tighter and the result was Parkway turning the ball over. Parkway committed 19 turnovers in the game that directly resulted in 14 markers for the tigers. As the first half came to a close, it was a slim 29-26 lead for the home team. The third stanza was a draw as both squads tallied 12 points, giving Parkway a 41-38 lead. Play got rough down in the paint in the final period, Haley Hawk took a beating, but she just kept plugging away and it paid off in the end. The tigers took their first lead of the game midway through the fourth quarter, but the panthers never panicked. As time was winding down the tigers took a one point lead at 60-59. Haley Hawk got in front of the defense for an open layup and a 61-60 lead as the W-G coach called a time out with just 1.1 ticks left on the clock. On the inbounds play, Sydney Crouch blocked the pass and put ip a shot at the buzzer for a 63-60 Parkway victory. When Parkway needed a bucket most throughout the game, for most of the night it was either Bailey Bates or Sydney Crouch that answered the bell. Both ladies finished in double figures, Sydney scored 27 points and five of those were from beyond the arc. Bailey came up with several clutch shots late in the game and she finished with 20 points on the night. The panthers move to 3-4 on the season.
12.15.16 COLD SHOOTING PANTHERS FALL TO RANGERS
The lady panthers hit the road for a game in the “barn” versus the New Knoxville rangers. It was not only frigid outside, unfortunately so was the parkway shooting. They quickly fell behind as the rangers went on a 10-0 run in the first period of the game. Parkway finally did get on the board just before the end of the first stanza, it was 13-3 heading to the second quarter. It was a smothering defense employed by the New Knoxville throughout the game, at times the intensity seemed to be overlooked by the officials. At the halftime break, Parkway found themselves with a 27-11 deficit with two periods yet to play. The lady panthers did much better in the final two periods, but they just kept pace with the rangers and didn’t make up any ground. The New Knoxville defense forced the panthers into committing 17 turnovers, which directly accounted for 19 points for the lady rangers.The rangers got the MAC victory with a score of 51-31. Haley Hawk was the lone panther in double figures, she finished with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Sydney Crouch also chipped in with 9 points. The panthers fall to 2-4 and 0-2 in the MAC with the loss. They will be in action next versus the Antwerp lady archers on saturday.
12.08.16 MINSTER TAKES EARLY LEAD, TOO TALL FOR PARKWAY
The tigers have three players six foot plus and parkway knew it was going to be a rough battle in the paint. That wasn't more true than in the first quarter of the contest. Minster went up 5-4 early and then held the lady panthers scoreless until the final seconds of the period. It was a 23-5 run for the visiting wildcats. After just one period, the panthers found themselves in a 26-7 deep hole. The wildcats size made the difference in the paint as they had many second and third chances to score. That translated to 80% of thier point total was in the paint. The panthers got a spark off the bench from Claire Eichler in the second quarter, she held her own down low and with solid defense kept minster in check. Parkway flipped the script and outscored Minster in the second period, pulling to within ten points at the half .It was a 34-24 score , but the wildcats came out and pressed parkway hard in the third quarter. It didn't take long for the Minster defense to stymie the panthers efforts and the deficit quickly became 20 points for the panthers. Parkway kept pace with the wildcats in the final stanza, but lost the game 67-44. Sydney Crouch was the lone panther in double figures with 17 points, 4assists, 4 rebounds and 1 block for a very complete game. The ladies fall to 2-3 on the season and 0-1 in the MAC.
12.06.16 LADIES FALL TO KNIGHTS, TREYS MADE THE DIFFERENCE
Typically, if i were to tell you that one team shot fifty percent from the field and the other team shot thirty-four percent, you would think that the team who shot the larger had won the game. That wasn't the case tuesday evening against the visiting crestview lady knights. The difference in the game was the ten treys for crestview to only five for the lady panthers. It was also the first quarter 19-8 lead that the knights jumped ahead, the next three stanza's found the scoring nearly even. The panthers were playing catch-up from the first quarter on, they got it down to within ten points late in the third period, but were forced to foul in the fourth quarter. Haley Hawk led the panthers with 16 points and 5 rebounds as she was mugged for most of the game. She wasn't the only lady panther in double figures on the night. Bailey Bates chipped in 14 points and 9 rebounds , just missing a double/double on the night. Sydney Crouch and Allie Ford were also in double figures with 11 & 10 points respectively. The varsity lady knights defeated parkway 70-56, dropping the panthers to 2-2 overall. The panther jv's also lost to crestview in a close game.
11.29.16 THREE PANTHERS IN DOUBLE FIGURES, DOWN PERRY
It was an old fashioned but whoopin' by the lady panthers, parkway scored early and often. The lady panthers started the game off with an 8-0 run before the lady commadores scratched the scoreboard. The bulk of the parkway scoring came from inside the paint as they out muscled Perry for most of the night. The Panther defense was strong as they held Perry to just 21 percent shooting on the night , with one third of their total coming from the charity stripe. The panthers also forced them into twenty one turnovers and had 16 steals . Sydney Crouch led the panthers in the scoring column as parkway placed three in double figures.Crouch tallied 14 points, Haley Hawk added 12 and Kaylee Heindel chipped in 10. Bailey Bates just fell short of double figures with 9 points. It was a total team effort as Coach Hawk utilized her bench as everyone contributed to the 61-31 panther victory. Parkway moves to 2-1 and will host the crestview knights on Dec. 6th.
11.26.16 LADY TROJANS TO TALL INSIDE FOR PANTHERS
The lady Panthers were coming off of their season opening win over Miss. Valley. In the first half of the game it was neck-and-neck with the Botkins lady Trojans. What was the downfall of the Panthers was the size of the trojans in the paint. With two very tall ladies that kept the parkway inside game to a very minimum. They held Haley Hawk to just two points after she had 22 the night before. Parkway played a very tight defense which came up with twelve steals on the night. The Panthers also out rebounded the taller lady Trojans 54 - 49. It was a one-point game at the half with Botkins leading 23 - 22 , but it was the Botkins defense in the second half that limited Parkway to just a mere 17 points in the final two quarters of play. The lady Panthers tried to get it inside throughout the game but with some questionable calls and the height of the Trojans it made it difficult. Parkway only shot 22 percent from the field , which won't translate to win many games. The Panthers also committed 29 turnovers and the lady Trojans took advantage of that scoring 16 points directly off of the turnovers. Sydney Crouch led all parkway scores with 13 points on the evening. The ladies are now 1-1 on the season and will host the Perry Commadores on tuesday. The junior varsity started their season with a win over the trojans.
11.25.16 PARKWAY OPENS SEASON WITH A VICTORY
The lady panthers got their season off to a good start with a ten point win over Miss. Valley on friday evening. Parkway has a new coaching staff and alot of new players this season and the future looks bright. Being that it was the first contest of the year, some sloppy play was expected. That's how both squads started, but once they settled in we had a fairly close game from start to finish. After one stanza, parkway held an 8-4 lead. As the first half came to a close, the panther lead moved to five points as Sydney Crouch hit a three point buzzer beater for a n 18-13 score. The lady panthers came out of the half and built on their lead with the good play on the defensive end. There are several freshman players that Coach Hawk worked in throughout the game, and they delivered with a smothering defense and scoring. Although Haley Hawk led all scores with 22 points, every player that stepped on the court for parkway scored . That's truly a team effort. The panther lead swelled to as many as sixteen points in the fourth period, but the hawks whittled it down some and parkway comes away with a 53-43 victory. Sydney Crouch added 9 points and Bailey Bates chipped in with six. The ladies will try and get to 2-0 on saturday versus the Botkins Trojans