Lady Panthers even on holiday warmups
1/4/2018 10:06 AM

The Quinlan Ford Lady Panthers were even over the holidayswith non-conference games at Plano John Paul II and Bullard.

Quinlan won 58-51 over the Plano John Paul II Cardinals onThursday, Dec. 28, and lost 32-56 the following night at Friday’s warmup withthe Bullard brand of Panthers.

After the final game Friday night, Girls AthleticCoordinator and Head Girls Basketball Jason Wallen said, “We didn't shoot theball well at all tonight, but we are going to have to find ways to win gameswhen that happens. We have to get better on the defensive side of the ball. Wewill use a good week of practice next week to try to help solve that issue.”

Coach Wallen is optimistic for his Lady Panthers.

“Right now, we are sitting at a good spot at 2-1 in districtwith a chance to make a run down the stretch. Even with today's game, weare 11-4 in our last 15 and playing pretty good basketball. We have had a toughschedule, and hopefully, the lessons that we learned from it will show up downthe stretch. Bullard is a team that is now 21-4 and hasn't lost at homeall year, so it was a good test after John Paul yesterday.”

The Lady Panthers took a 15-13 advantage over the Cardinalsin the first quarter and added 7 in the second to John Paul’s 4 for a halftimescore of 22-17. Quinlan scored 17 in the third to John Paul’s 14 and added 19in the final quarter to 20 for John Paul.

Madison Harrison was top scorer with 13 points. JazzmenBeierschmitt with 11 and Ashley Todd with 10 also shot for double digits.

Allysen Warden contributed 7 points; Ariel Forsyth, 6; BreeHouse and Braileigh Deaver, 4 apiece; and Alexis Zito, 3.

At Bullard the next night, Quinlan was down 7-16 after onequarter. Both Panther teams scored 13 in the second for a halftime score of20-29. Bullard hit for 17 points in the third to Quinlan’s 7 and added 10 inthe final stanza to Quinlan’s 5.

Forsyth was top scorer with 8 points. Beierschmitt added 6;Harrison, 5; Todd, 4; Deaver, 3; and Zito, 1.

The Lady Panthers are now 14-10 on the season and take their2-1 district record into their next district game tonight (Friday) when theyhost Ferris. Quinlan Ford will then visit Community on Tuesday, Jan. 9.

The Quinlan-Tawakoni News
Friday, January 5, 2018


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