On Saturday, the Lady Panthers of Jennings County High School moved their record to 5-0 handing the Lady Pirates of Greensburg a 56-35 loss.
After a 21 point win, most coaches would see it as a happy occasion. However, head coach Kristi Sigler strives for greatness, and had little good to say about how the team played. “I thought it looked like we hadn’t played in nine days and I think you saw that,” noted Sigler. “We never got our second gear it didn’t seem like. We’re in shape, but it just looked like we struggled at times with our endurance and I think its just because we didn’t have a game.”
Sophomore Alivia Elmore was once again the leading scorer for the Lady Panthers, scoring 24 points in the match, and has accounted for more than 80 points through the first five games. Kali Thompson and Megan Vogel each added nine points, while Lily Ernstes and Juliann Woodard added seven each. Four members of the Lady Panther bench had playing time during the game, but none were able to score. “We have to continue to build their confidence,” Sigler said while addressing the lack of bench scoring. “We got them more minutes tonight and that’s experience that they need to gain. The execution of what we are trying to do on both ends of the floor has to improve while they’re on the floor.”
The Lady Panthers are now looking forward to a stretch of games that includes Jeffersonville on Tuesday, November 23, as well as games against Rushville at home on Saturday and #4 Bedford North Lawrence on the 30th. The Lady Panthers game against Rushville on Saturday will take place at 1:30 p.m. and the game against Bedford North Lawrence will start at approximately 7:30 p.m. Go and cheer on your Lady Panthers as they look to continue their undefeated streak.