Lady Panthers fall to Habersham Central 70-40Featured Stories, Lady Panthers, Sports, Team FYN Sports, Union County Panthers December 10, 2021
Mt Airy, Georgia- The Union County Lady Panthers basketball team traveled to Habersham Central High School for a non region matchup. This was the 2nd meeting between both teams to begin the season.
The Raiders got on the board first to begin the game after 2 made 3 pointers to go up 6-0. Turner scored to cut the deficit to 6-2. Hunter was fouled and made 1/2 free throws to make the score 6-3. The Raiders were fouled and made 1/2 free throws to extend their lead to 7-3. Hunter was fouled again and made both free throws to cut the Raider lead to 7-5. Turner scored to tie the game at 7 but the Raiders responded with a 3, their 3rd of there quarter, to take a 10-7 lead. Turner scored her 6th point of the quarter to cut the deficit to 10-9. The Raiders scored their 4th 3 pointer of the quarter to extend their lead to 13-9. After the Raiders made their 5th 3 pointer of the half, Turner responded with a deep 2 to make the score 16-11. Hunter was fouled and made both free throws to cut the deficit to 16-13. The Raiders extended their lead to 18-13 after making both free throws after being fouled. Hunter was fouled at the end of the quarter and made both free throws to make the score 18-15.
Both teams took turns turning the ball over to begin the quarter before Ariel McCarter got the Panthers on the board first with a 3 pointer and tied the game at 18. The Raiders retook the lead, 21-18, after making their 6th 3 pointer of the half but McCarter quickly scored to cut the deficit to 21-20. The Raiders scored to extend their lead back to 3, 23-20. Making their 7th 3 of the half, the Raiders extended their lead to 26-20. Hunter scored to cut the deficit to 26-22 but the Raiders quickly responded to extend their lead back to 6, 28-22. Sofia McNabb scored and following a turnover, Hunter scored to cut the Raider lead to 28-26. The Raiders missed 2 shots and got their own rebound and scored to extend their lead to 30-26 but Hunter responded and scored to cut the deficit to 30-28. Following another turnover by the Panthers, the Raiders scored to extend their lead to 32-28. The Panthers trailed 32-28 at halftime.
In the second half, nothing good went the Panthers way. Multiple missed shots and turnovers led to the Panthers being outscored 38-12 in the second half. The Raiders were on fire in the second half and it felt like they couldn’t miss any of their shots. The Panthers fall to the Raiders 70-40 as the Panthers fall to 5-4 on the season. The Panthers will host Towns County on Friday night and travel to Fannin County on Saturday evening.
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