GORE – The Lady Panthers jumped out quickly to lead the Lady Pirates 15-5 at the end of one period Thursday night in the first round of the 2023 Gore Basketball tournament.
Hiahni Howard led the way in the opening period scoring 6 points for Stigler. Natalie Casteel was the main contributor for Gore with a 3-pointer in the first.
The Pirates were blanked in the second period while Stigler tacked on another 19 points to lead at the half 34-5.
The second half was more of the same with the Lady Pirates having trouble finding the net, scoring just 3-points in the third quarter via a 3-pointer from Gracie Bruce. Lily Wooten added 3 points from downtown in the fourth quarter, and Emily Daily hit twice from the floor for 4-points.
Stigler was led by Howard with 12 points and Gentry Powell with 11 for the game. Londan Daniels, Kinsi Miller, and Powell all hit for 3’s from long range.
Stigler will move on to play Chouteau Friday at 7:00 in the winners bracket and Gore plays Vian at 1:00 in the consolation bracket.