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Basketball briefs - Feb. 8, 2012

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By Kristin Beck

Lady Panthers lose on the road to Owen

The Lady Rebels outscored the Lady Panthers 25-1 in the first quarter, a deficit to large to overcome, as Owen rolled at home 63-22 Saturday.

“Owen County was a disappointment to me and everyone who came to watch it because we obviously weren’t ready to challenge them,” head coach Randy Mefford said. “... I’ll take the blame for that.”

Mefford said his team “did a lot of standing around” in the first quarter, and the Lady Panthers were consistently beat in transition.

While Carroll committed only nine turnovers, they shot just 14 percent (8-58) from the field.

Makena Kindoll led the team in scoring with 10 points, while Lauren Moore grabbed the most rebounds with nine, including five offensive boards. Also scoring for the Panthers were Tatum McIntyre, Kayla Williamson and Andie Hardesty with three points; Brittany Arvin and Nikki Hill with two points; and Kirsten Arvin with one point.

 

Panthers fall to Rebels in Owenton

Despite a fourth quarter surge, the Panthers (10-11) could not overcome the earlier deficit against the Rebels (17-8), losing 65-49 on the road Saturday.

“Even though we got behind, we never gave up, never quit,” head coach Carroll Yager said. “We struggled offensively early, and they do a really good job of rebounding and running the floor. Their transition game was the big difference in the game.”

With leading scorer Dallas Gibson out with an ankle injury, Trey Boles stepped up his scoring effort, leading the team with 17. Also scoring for Carroll were Jay Damron and Evan Mefford with nine points; and Austin Crowell with eight points.

“We’ve played them three times, and we’ve had a hard time with them all three times,” Yager said, “so we’ll just see if we can come up with something a little bit better if we get the opportunity to play them again.”