The JV Panthers took a heartbreaking loss at Conway on Friday night 42-40. The JV Panthers had been on a 3 game winning streak previous to this game and playing really well. In this game the Panthers jumped out to a big lead early, leading by 20 points mid way through the 2nd quarter. The Panthers then missed some layups, some FT’s and had a couple turnovers and allowed that lead to dwindle down to 11 by half time. In the 3rd quarter both teams came out playing well offensively. Conway’s offense came alive and started making tough shots, the Panthers did a good job answering back and maintained a 10 point lead throughout the 3rd quarter. Late in the 3rd the Panthers made a couple key turnovers and the Tigers hit a big 3 pointer and the lead was now only 5 headed into the 4th. In the 4th the Panthers made some big errors early and Conway had tied the game within the first 2 minutes of the 4th. The game was back and forth the rest of the 4th quarter every time the Panthers would take a lead Conway had an answer for it. Late in the game the Panthers missed some crucial layups and FT’s to open the door for Conway. On the final play of regulation Panthers were up 1, Conway missed a 3 pointer with about 4 seconds left but the Panthers neglected to box out the shooter and he was able to come up with an offensive rebound and was fouled with 1.8 seconds left. He made 1 of the 2 FT’s a final heave did not work for the Panthers and we went into OT. The Panthers executed well to start OT but missed some FT’s and that left the door open. The game was tied with 10 seconds left, when the Panthers got fouled again for 1 and 1. They missed the front end of the 1 and 1 and with 8 Seconds left in a tie game Conway pushed the ball all the way down the court and made a tough final layup to win the game at the buzzer. The Panthers now sit at 9-6 overall and 5-4 in their region. They finish up the season at Sumter on Tuesday night. Scoring breakdown: Grant Warren 7, Christian Blanchard 6, Ethan Hillman 5, Mark Walker 4, Dylan Duncan 4, Darin Goss 4 and Jaylyn Bridges 2.
- 40 Carolina Forest High School
- 42 Conway High School
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