After a tough loss in Clarksville, TN versus Clarksville Northeast Eagles, 42-49, on Thursday (Jan. 7), the Lady Panthers got back into the win column on Tuesday night (Jan. 12) with a 72-38 romp over Fort Campbell High School.
The split in games brings the Russellville girls’ overall record to 10-7 and holds fast their ranking in the upper tier of Region 4 Girls’ Basketball for the 2015 season. And Tuesday’s win brings a three-game losing streak for the Lady Panthers.
In Thursday’s loss, Deshale Leblanc shot nearly 54% from the field and led the team in scoring with 17 points. Loreal Cheaney had 10 points, DaVonya Bryant nine, and Tiffany Gray and Addie Hendley added three points each for all of the Lady Panthers’ points.
On Tuesday night Cheaney led the team in scoring with 27 points, including three 3-pointers and eight out of nine free throws. Leblanc also had a good game; the freshman guard scored 25 points.
Next up for the Lady Panthers is a home game against District 13 foe Franklin-Simpson. The Lady Wildcats are 0-1 in district play, having lost to Logan County earlier in the season. The Lady Panthers are 1-1 in the district with a win over Todd County Central and a loss to Logan County.
Four of the Lady Panthers seven losses this season have been on their home court. On Friday, Russellville will hope the fifth time’s a charm as they go for their first home-court win. Tip-off time for Friday’s game is 6pm.