It was a busy weekend for the Panthers as they competed against the #7 ranked 3A basketball program at home before traveling to Center Grove on Saturday.
Friday night welcomed the Braves of Brownstown Central to Charles W. Hurley Gymnasium, and a hot second quarter helped propel the Panthers to a 75-66 victory.
“Defensively we played really well,” noted head coach Josh Land.
On the scoring end, it was freshman Carter Kent leading the stat sheet with 21 points, and shooting 71% from behind the arch. “Every game Carter plays, I trust him more. Our depth has been really helpful to us down the stretch,” mentioned Coach Land.
Others scoring for the Panthers were Keegan Manowitz (12), Owen Law (12), Carson McNulty (12), Cole Sigler (6), Darius Thomas (5), Lane Zohrlaut (4), and Jacob Vogel (3). Zohrlaut and Vogel each had four rebounds, and Law had six assists. Manowitz, Law, and McNulty each hit the 100 total point mark for the 2021-22 season during the game.
The following night saw the Panthers at Center Grove, a team whose 5-4 record going into the game wasn’t a hint for just how good the team was. The Panthers lost, 71-48.
Cole Sigler led the Panther scoring with 11. Others scoring were Manowitz (10), McNulty (8), Kent (5), Law (5), Vogel (4), Justin Ramey (3), and Zohrlaut (2). Vogel had 11 rebounds and Manowitz added 3 assists.
The Panthers will host Bedford North Lawrence on Saturday evening for the 2022 Winter Homecoming game. BNL is 5-4 on the season, with the only common opponent thus far being Madison, a team that the Panthers beat easily, but a team that beat BNL by 3.
The JV matchup will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the varsity matchup scheduled for approximately 7:00 p.m.