ANTWERP — A young Parkway girls basketball team found themselves down
to the Antwerp Lady Archers by 13 points late in the third quarter. The
Lady Panthers could have cashed it in but with 1:12 remaining they had
clawed their way back, down by just two points.
Peyton Short delivered four free throws in the closing seconds to keep
the Archers in front to post a 41-35 non conference win.
team didn’t quit. They don’t quit. But we need to be more consistent in
our play so that we don’t get down and then find ourselves working and
fighting so hard down the stretch trying to get back in the game,” said
Parkway head coach Linda Hawk.
With no seniors on the floor,
Parkway was led by a couple of juniors. Haley Hawk finished the night
with 11 points and team mate Sydney Crouch adding nine points, coming
from three buckets from behind the arc.
The Panthers trailed at
the end of the first quarter 14-11 and took their only lead 15-14 on a
Hawk basket midway through the second period. Parkway managed just four
points in the quarter - all from Hawk but the Archers were not much
better with just five points in the second.
After an Allie Ford
bucket to open the third quarter the Archers answered with a 13-0 run to
lead 32-17. The Archers scoring burst included three 3-pointers by 6’
Rachel Williamson who finished with 17 points to lead all scorers.
34-23 heading into the final eight minutes of play, the Panthers added
six quick points on buckets from Ford, Hawk, and freshman Leah Harshman.
Williamson and Crouch traded 3-pointers followed by another Hawk score
and a free throw by Bailey Bates to pull the Panthers to within two
37-35, setting up the parade to the foul line for the Archers.
we had too many turnovers. We had 21 and we need to work on protecting
the ball. We are a young team and it’s a process. Recently we worked on a
new two-guard offense. We ran it tonight and did pretty well. We will
continue to work hard, play more consistent and get better,” said Coach