North Lamar slips past
By Sam Epps
EMORYIt took the full game for the North Lamar Pantherettes to
defeat the Mabank Lady Panthers in the Region II area round of
the playoffs in Emory Friday.
Coming down to the final seconds, the Mabank girls kept fighting
and scoring, bringing the crowd for both teams to their feet.
In the end, however, North Lamar slipped past Mabank, 45-39, in
a game decided in the final moments.
With 52 seconds left on the clock, North Lamar was on top,
Within the next 35 seconds, both teams added a basket, making
the score 43-39 with 14 seconds remaining.
With just 11 seconds left in the game, the score was 45-39,
where it stayed.
North Lamar took a meager 11-9 lead after the first period, and
was one top by three points, 19-16, at halftime.
Mabank took a 20-19 lead less than a minute-and-a-half into the
North Lamar tied the game, 23-23, less than a minute later.
Mabank again took the lead shortly thereafter, and built a 28-23
lead with 4:56 left in the period.
With 58 seconds left in the period, North Lamar again took over
the score, 29-28.
Mabank regained the advantage, 32-31, with 11 seconds left in
North Lamar finished the third period ahead, 34-32.
The Pantherettes led the entire fourth period, but not without
strong pressure from Mabanks offense.
We are disappointed how the season ended, but I am very proud
of each and every one of the girls, Mabank head coach Ashleigh
Weeaks said. They played hard, and fought all the way to the
Ashton Norman led the Lady Panthers with 11 points, and Kourtney
Holyfield followed with 10 points.
Cheyenne Alldredge scored six points and Olivia Pannell added
The Lady Panthers finished their season with a 22-9 mark.
Lady Panthers nip Athens
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANKMabank Lady Panther Savannah Henderson scored two goals
to lead the Mabank girls soccer team past the visiting Athens
Hornets, 2-1, Friday.
Both teams played an amazing game, Mabank head coach Jeff
The second half was a back-and-forth battle going up and down
both ends of the field, he explained.
Both teams had multiple breakaways, ending in close shots and
The final goal of the game came from a free kick with a 1:36
left in the game.
Mabank traveled to Chapel Hill Tuesday, and will head to Lindale