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Bulldogs hand Panthers two losses
Despite the 18 points put up by LaQuananisha Adams, the Lady Panthers fell to the Lady Bulldogs, lsoing by only four points in Friday night’s battle. - photo by Courier file photo
The Panthers were handed two losses Friday night as the Beach High Bulldogs capitalized on their defense and outshot the men and women’s basketball teams. The Panthers fell to 1-2 while the Lady Panthers suffered their first loss of the season and stand at 2-1.

Lady Panthers 46, Beach 50

After a sluggish start that allowed Beach to jump to an early 11-1 lead, the Lady Panthers refocused and got back into the game. From that point, it was a back-and-forth battle where the Lady Panthers kept coming close to the Bulldogs — once behind by only one point — but never taking the lead or the game away from the Lady Bulldog squad. The Lady Panthers struggled at the free-throw line for the entire game — something head coach Carolyn Kelly said killed their game.
LaQuananisha Adams led the scores with 18 points, followed by Metra Walthour with 10 and Kourtney Alexander with 9.
The Lady Panthers had very little time to regroup as they faced McIntosh County Academy for their first home opener Saturday night.
Saturday’s results will be printed in Wednesday’s Coastal Courier.

Panthers 45, Beach 55

Starting the season at 1-2 is not something that men’s head coach Willie Graham envisioned for a squad he expects to go to state.
“We had a bad defensive night,” he said. “ More than that we had a bad offensive night to go with it.”
A strong Bulldog defense overpowered a diminished offense of the Panthers and allowed the Bulldogs to outscore them.
“We lost by ten but I think if we had a better defensive night we may have pulled out a win,” Graham said. The bright spot for the Panthers was Michael Manning who scored 11 points in the game. Jordan McRae was held to only nine points in the game. The Panthers need a win and hope to get it against McIntosh Academy.
“We need to play better defense against McIntosh,” Graham said. “We need our defense to spark our offense. Defensive teams are what makes champions,” he said. The results of Saturday’s evening home opener against McIntosh Academy will be printed in Wednesday’s Coastal Courier.
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