Panther eighth-grade team sweeps Fairfield
BY ANDY KRUTSINGER
Mt. Pleasant News
The Mt. Pleasant eighth-grade girls’ basketball teams moved to a combined 6-0 on Monday with a two-game sweep of Fairfield at home.
The “A” team had a tough battle but pulled away in the fourth quarter, winning 31-19, and the “B” team dominated the contest, 38-5.
The “A” team outscored Fairfield 10-4 in the first quarter, but the Trojans came back to cut it to 14-12 at halftime. The Panthers led 21-17 after the third quarter and outscored the Trojans, 10-2-, in the fourth for the 12-point win.
Emma Huckabone led the Panthers with 13 points. Emma Rugg had 11 and Elli Liechty finished with seven.
The “B” team led just 4-2 after the first quarter, but outscored the Trojans, 34-1 in the final three quarters to win by a whopping 33 points.
Mikayla Ackles led the team with 10 points. Nicole Hill and Christina Carthey finished with six points apiece.