Girls Basketball · Lady Panthers lose close one in the opening round of the Beachball.

The Carolina Forest Lady Panthers lost a tough one this past Saturday (Dec. 19th) to West Florence 43-40 in Overtime. In a very close competitive game, both teams struggled to get any rhythm or gain control of the game for the first 32 minutes of action. The game was tightly officiated with both teams losing players to fouls and both teams shooting a high number of Free throws. Carolina Forest ended the game with dismal 40% FT percentage (10/25) which was a big factor in the Lady Panthers inability to close the game out at the end of regulation and Overtime. The Lady Panthers were led by Gabby Giracello who scored 10 points and added 6 assists. The Lady Panthers now drop to 2-5 on the year. They play in the 2nd round of the tournament Monday (Dec. 21st) at 10:00 am at the Myrtle Beach Convention center.