Gore – The Porum Lady Panthers gave it their best shot but fell to #11 Depew in the regional quarter final at Gore Thursday night.
It started well for the Lady Panthers who led 12-9 after one period, but a steady push from Depew eventually dominated.
The Lady Hornets took their 3 points back in the second period to go to the break in a tie contest 20-20. Kady Rodman posted 8-points in the period. Rodman finished with 11 for the night.
Little by little the game slipped away from Porum. The Lady Panthers allowed 11 steals while only taking the ball away from Depew 6 times during the contest. Each team was 50% from the foul line, Depew went 5-for-10 and the Panthers were 3-for-6. It was those small differences that tipped the scales in the Lady Hornets favor.
Lauren Carrie topped the score sheet for Depew while the Panthers were led by Courtney Pease with 14 points.
The Lady Panthers (14-7) move to the “must win” consolation bracket to face Talihina (9-13) Friday night at Indianola for their next contest, and #11 Depew (22-2) remains in the winners bracket and will face #8 Red Oak (21-3) for the regional title. Both Red Oak and Depew will advance to the Area portion of the tournament to be played in Wilburton