Lady Panthers can’t hold on to late lead
The Siloam Springs girls basketball team couldn’t hold on to a 10-point fourth quarter lead as Camdenton, Mo., rallied for a 7269 victory in the fifth-place game of the First National Bank of NWA Great 8 Classic held at W.E. King Arena at Rogers High School.
The entire tournament was played with a shot clock, something not implemented yet in Arkansas high school basketball, and it played a factor down the stretch as the Lady Panthers were not able to run off clock late in the game.
Siloam Springs led 65-55 with less than five minutes remaining, but Camdenton outscored the Lady Panthers 17-4 down the stretch.
Camdenton led 19-14 after the
first quarter and 35-34 at halftime, only for Siloam Springs to take a 54-51 lead going into the fourth quarter.
Emery Brown led the Lady Panthers (2-3) with a career-high 21 points, while Jael Harried had 17. Sydney Moorman added 11 points, Chloe Price 10, Brooke Henderson six and Mia Hevener and Brooklyn Shreve each with two.
Siloam Springs was scheduled to play Fort
Gibson, Okla., on Tuesday in the opening round of the Jerry Oquin Invitational held in Inola, Okla. Results were not available at presstime.
The Lady Panthers will be back in action either on Thursday night or Friday night pending the results of Tuesday’s game.