Lady Panthers drop games to Pirates and Hornets


by Morgan Bork, student writer


The Gilmanton girls basketball team battled its way through a tough pair of Dairyland Conference games last week, but couldn’t find a way to turn a win in either one.

On Tuesday, Jan. 20, the Lady Panthers traveled to Cochrane-Fountain City to take on the Pirates. The home squad came out hot, building an 18-7 lead at the end of the first half.

The Lady Panthers got out-rebounded by the Pirates throughout the game and could not shut down their shooting from the inside, issues that contributed to a 61-29 defeat for Gilmanton.

Senior Lexie Severson scored the lion’s share of the Lady Panthers’ points that evening with a game-high 24. Jordyn Bloom and Julia Branger each added a field goal to round out Gilmanton’s score book.

On Friday, Jan. 23, the Lady Panthers faced off against the Alma-Center Lincoln Hornets at home.

The Lady Panthers came out with a strong will to get their first conference win, but could not pull off the lead. Down by four points, 25-21, at halftime, the Gilmanton girls came back out and knew they wanted this game.

Rebounding was a key factor in this game, but the Lady Panthers could not find enough offense pull out the win, falling 54-44 to the Hornets.

Severson again led the team with 21 points followed by Branger with eight and Bloom and Morgan Bork with six apiece while Rachel Hovey pitched in with three points.

The Lady Panthers will travel to Augusta on Thursday, Jan. 29, for their lone game this week. Next week’s schedule will feature a rematch between Gilmanton and Eleva-Strum at home on Tuesday, Feb. 3.


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