Liberty County High School’s Lady Panther basketball team went 1-1 last week, while the Panther boys’ team won its two games.
The Lady Panthers throttled the Windsor Forest Lady Knights, 55-17, Tuesday in Savannah but lost at New Hampstead, 61-52, on Friday.
Senior Lady Panther Jaelynn James was named player of the game by the coaching staff for Tuesday’s win. She sank nine points, nabbed six rebounds, two assists and six steals. James also was 5-of-8 at the line.
The Lady Knights couldn’t defend against coach Carolyn Kelly’s inside-game strategy. Keeping Lady Panther Tia Fleming set near the net, Fleming led in rebounds with eight. That helped her convert the easy shots to 13 points.
When Fleming rested, Kelly placed freshman Tiara Ramsey into the spot and she also converted eight rebounds for 12 points. Ramsey was 6-of-7 at the line and Fleming went 5-of-9.
The Lady Panthers have a 4-5 Region 3-AAAA mark. They were 7-12 overall prior to Saturday night’s game against Wayne County.
The Panthers also beat the Knights, 59-51, in a heated region match. Panther Richard LeCounte paced the boys with 29 points. Teammate Davion Mitchell chipped in 14 points.
The Panthers won, 63-53, at New Hampstead on Friday.
As of Saturday morning the boys were 18-4 overall and 8-1 in the region.