Lady Pan­thers win ben­e­fit game at Huntsville

■ The Siloam Springs boys were de­feated by the Ea­gles.

Siloam Springs Herald Leader - - SPORTS - From Staff Re­ports

HUNTSVILLE — The Siloam Springs girls bas­ket­ball team got stronger as the game went longer in a 55-40 win over Huntsville this past Satur­day in an Arkansas Ac­tiv­i­ties As­so­ci­a­tion ben­e­fit game at Charles Berry Gym­na­sium.

The Lady Pan­thers trailed 12-11 after the first quar­ter and saw sopho­more Shelby John­son go out with an an­kle in­jury. But the Lady Pan­thers set­tled in and outscored Huntsville 17-9 in the sec­ond quar­ter and took a 2821 lead at half­time.

Siloam Springs led 4132 at the end of the third quar­ter and outscored Huntsville 14-8 in the fourth quar­ter.

Se­nior guard Mor­gan Vaughn led a bal­anced scor­ing ef­fort with 15 points, while ju­nior Chloe Price had 10. Ju­nior Hai­ley Dorsey had nine, se­nior Hadlee Hol­len­back eight, sopho­more Jael Har­ried six, se­nior Brook­lyn Buck­min­ster four, se­nior Bri­anna Pon­ti­cello two and John­son one.

Head coach Tim Rippy said he ex­pected John­son to re­cover from the in­jury, but prob­a­bly not in time for the Lady Pan­thers’ sea­son opener at Rogers Her­itage on Tues­day.

Boys Huntsville 55, Siloam Springs 41

Huntsville shot out to an early 22-12 lead after the first quar­ter and held off the Pan­thers in the boys game.

The Pan­thers pulled within 28-22 at half­time after outscor­ing Huntsville 10-6 in the sec­ond quar­ter.

The Ea­gles took a 39-31 lead into the fourth quar­ter, but not un­til after ju­nior Mur­phy Perkins hit a 92-foot heave cross court for a 3-pointer.

Se­nior guard Diego Flores hit 5 of 5 from be­hind the 3-point arch and led Siloam Springs with 15 points. Ju­nior guard Kar­son Cle­ment added eight points, while Perkins and se­nior for­ward Spencer Lash­ley each scored six, ju­nior Ja­cob Wake­field four and sopho­more Jor­dan Ste­wart two.

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The Pan­thers and Lady Pan­thers played at Rogers Her­itage on Tues­day in their sea­son-open­ers. Re­sults were not avail­able at presstime.

Both Siloam Springs teams are sched­uled to play their first home games of the sea­son Fri­day against Moun­tain Home. The girls game is sched­uled to be­gin at 6 p.m., fol­lowed by the boys game around 7:30 p.m.

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