Lady Panthers notch two wins at Golddigger Invitational |

Lady Panthers notch two wins at Golddigger Invitational

Special to the Sky-Hi News
Grand County, CO Colorado

Last weekend, the Lady Panthers participated in the Golddigger Invitational hosted by Clear Creek High School. It was a highly successful weekend for the Panthers coming home with two victories. On Friday, the Panthers faced the Battle Mountain Huskies. McCall Linke led the way for the Panthers recording her first double-double. pulling down 11 rebounds, scoring 14 points along with 2 steals.

Teammate Quincey Pedersen jumped on the double-double wagon with 10 rebounds, 11 points and 2 steals.

Justine Bickler added 3 steals and Moreya Gardner contributed 2 blocks to the Panther effort. Lisa Hobbs showed impressive defensive pressure. The game ended with a 44-27 victory for the Lady panthers.

On Saturday, the Lady Panthers continued to play with great intensity. Moreya Gardner topped the Panther squad with 17 points, 11 rebounds and 3 steals. She shot an impressive 75 percent from the foul line hitting 9 out of 12. Offensive rebounding was a key for the Panthers, pulling down a total of 22. This was the result of a group effort by the team; Quincey Pedersen with 4, Maddy Shipman with 3, Delaney Tucker with 3, McCall Linke with 5 and Moreya Gardner adding 7. McCall had another outstanding rebounding performance pulling down a total of 13 rebounds. The Thunderbolts worked hard to get back in the game but their efforts fell short as the Lady Panthers went on to a 47-35 win.

The Lady Panthers next will play in a home tournament, the Mountain Parks Electric High Country Invitational. The tournament involves both the girl’s and boy’s teams.

The Lady Panthers will kick off 6 p.m. on Friday evening against cross-county rivals the West Grand Mustangs. Saturday they will face Platte Canyon at 9 a.m., followed by Crested Butte at 12:30 p.m.

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