On Friday, Jan. 11, the Panthers traveled to Bancroft, Idaho, to play the North Gem Cowboys. It was a very physical game and a battle to the buzzer, with the score going back and forth down the stretch where each team took a turn at being in the lead. The Panthers never gave up and fought to the finish to bring home the big win over the hometown Cowboys, 41-38. The Panthers’ leading scorers were: Cody Nate with 18, Brendon Cook with 11, Jonathan Fiscus 6, Braxton Delgado 4 and Jake Jackman 2. The Panthers had to make a comeback with 2 minutes remaining to get the win. Saturday, Jan. 12, the Panthers had their second conference game of the season. They were host to the Pronghorns of Farson. The score ended 48-20 with the Panthers getting the huge win. The Panthers had seven individuals contribute to the scoring. Brendon Cook had 16, Cody Nate 12, Braxton Delgado 8, Kennan Thompson and Jonathan Fiscus had 4 and Nathan Teichert and Jake Jackman had 2. This win put the Panthers 1-1 in conference play and 9-1 overall. Next week the Panthers will host two conference teams, Encampment on Friday and Hanna on Saturday.
The boys JV also won both of their match-ups. The Jackman brothers, Ryan, Cole & Jake, worked hard at both ends of the court to move the Panthers to victory. Lincoln Teichert and Nathan Cook demonstrated their leadership abilities by working hard in the paint. Thomas Tonga and Tanner Pope contributed in a variety of positions by giving teammates a needed break. This small group of players demonstrated their growth in the game of basketball with their performances over this weekend.
“Overall a great weekend to be a Panther!” stated Coach Brian Toomer.