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South starts Strong
J. C. Tilton

The TVS Lady Panthers traveled to Carlisle to begin their basketball season. South immediately took control of the court with a vigorous press and stingy zone defense. Carlisle opened with a man to man defense. About midway thru the first quarter they were down 12-4 and they attempted to press South to stay in the game. This slowed down TVS a little as they finished out the quarter scoring only 3 more points. The 2nd quarter saw the action slow down. Both teams eventually called off the press, but South was able to generate a lot of baskets off of Indian turnovers. The team height advantage that South had over Carlisle was evident at both ends of the court. The Indians had to settle for outside shots and South was able to work the ball inside to their tall girls. At the half South led 23-8.

The 3rd quarter was all TVS. The Indians could get no momentum and TVS took the ball and ran with it. The tough South defense was generating points as they picked off Carlisle passes and stormed down court for quick baskets. By the end of the quarter TVS was firmly in lead, more than doubling their first half's production - 50-17. In the 4th quarter the game was more slow paced. And South went on to win 58-32. The seniors did the bulk of the scoring, but it was nice to see some depth this season. The bench players did well and South was able to keep their starters fresh. Scoring for the Panthers: Reed 4, Durkle 6, Lipps 4, Maleski 10, Moore 11, McMurray 8, and Davis 15. Leading rebounders were: Jessica McMurray - 13
Jennifer Davis - 8 Megan Durkle - 6. Tops in steals were: Jessica McMurray - 5
Magen Maleski - 4 Amanda Moore - 3. Leading in assists were: Amanda Moore - 8
Magen Maleski - 5

TVS reserve game: It was 11-10 TVS at the half, but the unrelenting defense of the Panthers wore down the Indian reserve. TVS would win 34-26.


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