Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

By Jason Fite
Contributing Sports Writer 

LCMS Panthers, Lady Panthers split with Collinwood


November 19, 2020

Pete Noblin

The Lewis County Middle School Lady Panthers and Panthers travelled to Collinwood to take on the Lady Trojans and Trojans in junior varsity and varsity play on November 10th.

The girls' junior varsity had the first game of the evening. The Lady Trojans took a quick lead and opened up a 16-2 lead in the first half as Olivia Smith scored the lone Lady Panther basket. The Lady Trojans continued to control the game in the second half, outscoring Lewis County 11-2 as Haylee Carroll accounted for the lone score for the Lady Panthers.

Olivia Smith and Haylee Carroll each had 2 points for the Lady Panther JV. With the loss the Lady Panther JV record fell to 1-2.

The boys' junior varsity took the court after the girls, and Lewis County ran out to a 26-12 lead after the first half behind 11 points from Maddox Tanner. The Panthers continued the defensive pressure in the second half and outscored the Trojans 8-1 to cruise to a 34-13 win.

Maddox Tanner led with 11 points, Kade Carroll had 7, Jalen Smith 6, Bo Banks and Corbyn Harris 4 each, Phenix McDonald, Ben Price, and Carter Stewart each had 2. The Panthers JV remained undefeated at 3-0.

The Lady Panther varsity took the floor as the games transitioned from Collinwood Middle to Collinwood High School. The Lady Trojans put pressure on the Lady Panthers on both ends of the floor and pulled out to a 16-4 lead at the end of the first quarter, limiting the Lady Panthers to 2 Gabii Ortiz buckets.

The second quarter was more of the same as Lewis County got one basket from Ortiz and the Lady Trojans opened up a 27-6 lead at the half. The Lady Panthers were shut out in the third, as the Lady Trojans took a 40-6 lead into the final 6 minutes.

In a 7-2 fourth quarter, Collinwood flew to a win 47-8. With the loss the Lady Panthers record fell to 5-4. Gabii Ortiz had 6 points in the loss, and Aryn Shepherd had 2.

Pete Noblin

In the final game of the evening, the Panthers sprinted out of the gate, taking a 14-0 lead at the end of the opening quarter behind 4 from Steele Moseley and Drew Ray.

The Panthers opened things up in the second, outscoring the Trojans 17-6 with Moseley dropping 10 more, and taking a 31-6 lead into the half.

The Trojans limited the Panther opportunities in the third, but still lost ground as the Panthers outscored Collinwood 8-4, making the score 39-10 moving into the fourth quarter. The Panther reserves outscored Collinwood 6-4 in the fourth, rolling to a 45-14 win, taking the Panther record to 8-1 on the season.

Steele Moseley had 18 on the night, Cade Lomax 12, Dakota Hull 5, Drew Ray 4, Sam Moore, Jaxon Fite, and Julian Jones 2 each.


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