Lady Panthers start Large Dairyland play
by Rachel Hovey, student writer
The Lady Panthers have started their series of games against the Large Dairyland teams. On Thursday, Jan. 7, the Melrose-Mindoro Mustangs made the long road trip to Gilmanton for the first game of the 2016 season.
The Mustangs started the game with a 1-3-1 pressure defense, which forced many Panther turnovers. The Mustangs were a threat on both the inside and outside. At the half the score was 45-16. Melrose-Mindoro continued to pressure the Panthers and were efficient on offense, widening their lead to hand Gilmanton the 79-24 loss.
Senior Rachel Hovey led in scoring with nine, Julia Branger had five, CallieRae Long and Johanna Wulff contributed four apiece, while Jordyn Bloom chipped in two. Branger contributed five assists and led in rebounds with seven, followed by Hovey with four. Defensively, Bloom had a steal, and Long and Hovey each had two blocks.
The Lady Panthers hosted Blair-Taylor on Tuesday, Jan. 12, and will travel to Whitehall on Friday, Jan. 15.