The Valier Lady Panthers went 1-1 in a pair of conference games last weekend as they dominated Simms before being routed by Augusta. The Panthers play their final two regular season games this weekend before heading to the District 10-C Tournament next weekend in Cascade.
The Panthers hosted Simms last Friday and were anything but gracious hosts as they took a 23-15 lead after the first quarter. The Panthers put 14 points on the scoreboard in the second stanza and led 37-30 at the half. Hannah Monroe single handedly outscored the Tigers in the third quarter 10-9 as the Panthers scored 22 points that put the game out of reach 59-39 going into the fourth and they cruised to the 72-46 victory.
Erica Ramsey scored 18 points to lead the offense followed by Loni Orcutt with 14. Monroe tallied 13 points in the win, Natalee St. Goddard chipped in nine, Emma Valdez and Hannah St. Goddard scored eight points each and Kinley Kovatch rounded out the scoring with two.
Saturday the Panthers took on Augusta and the local cagers trailed 21-12 after the first quarter. Augusta outscored the Panthers 26-11 in the second stanza and led 47-23 at the break. The Panthers were outscored 27-21 in the second half and dropped the game 74-44.
Monroe scored 14 points to lead the offense followed by Orcutt with nine and Valdez with eight. Ramsey and Hannah St. Goddard scored six points apiece and Natalee St. Goddard rounded out the scoring with a free throw.
The Panthers close out the regular season this weekend as they host Cascade on Friday and travel to Dutton/Brady on Saturday for their finale.