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Lady Panthers beat Warriors by 52 points
Precious Williams was a pleasant surprise in her first varsity start, scoring 18 points for the Lady Panthers. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon
The Lady Panthers added another win Tuesday night against the Lady Tattnall Warriors in a 71-19 victory. This gives them a 4-1 record as they prepare for a true test of regional competition tonight when they travel to Burke County and take on the Lady Bears.
The highlight for Tuesday’s victory was the surprise performance of ninth grader Precious Williams who put up 18 points in her first start in a varsity game.
“This is her first start but we’ve been putting her into the last three games to get her more exposure and let her work her way up,” Lady Panther head coach Carolyn Kelly said.
“She has the ability of being a really good basketball player. She is learning and developing so being able to put her into games will keep bringing her up to our varsity level,” Kelly said.
LaQuananisha Adams and Metra Walthour were in sync hooking up for passes and shots as they continue to display why they are the team leaders.
“I’m not pleased with my performance in every game but we continue to work hard to try and get there,” Walthour said. “We need to practice hard and play hard because the games like the one against Burke [tonight] are the ones that begin to matter and we need to be ready for them. All these other games were like practice games and now it’s region time and I’m looking forward to it,” she said.
“I don’t think I played to my full potential Tuesday night,” Adams said. “I think I can do better, practice harder. I would like to score 20 points, make 20 rebounds. That would be the ultimate goal but, as for Burke, if we do our best I know we can beat them.”
Although pleased her team came away with another win Tuesday, Kelly said she felt there is still room for improvement in order for her team to gain and later maintain the lead in games.
“We can’t allow teams to score on us,” she said. “If we come out early with a big lead like we did against Tattnall and then you allow them to come back that means we are not moving our feet. You allow a team to come back on you like that, especially a team like Burke. It may cost you the game.”
Tip-off for the Lady Panthers is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Points scored
Precious Williams 18
Metra Waltjour 13
Candice Barham 13
LaQuananisha Adams 10
Courtney Alexander 8
Charlie Courson 3
Tay Clay 3
Desiree Garcia 3
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