The fans in attendance at Russellville High School on Friday saw a game between the Panthers and Rebels that will be talked about for a long time to come. It was a double overtime thriller between the two district opponents. Todd County walked away with the win, 80-78.

The Panthers and Rebels battled back and forth for the entire game. Russellville had the largest lead of the night after the first period, 16-10. At halftime it was tied at 36. Russellville creeped back up at the end of the third, 54-50. The final buzzer of the 4th quarter sounded with the scoreboard reading 65-65. The crowd grew louder during the overtime period of four minutes. The score was tied at 73, forcing a second overtime. The Panthers failed to convert on important free throws down the stretch and Todd County won by only two points.

Jaquis Todd paved the way for the Panthers with 15 points. Jovari Gamble scored 14. Jackson Hampton finished with 12 in the loss. Josh Allen hit for nine, Devan Kimbrough had eight, and Chevis Elliott finished with six.

The Panthers went 15-for-26 from the line. The Rebels went 27-of-35 from the free throw line.

Russellville (6-18) will host Fort Campbell tonight.

The Lady Panthers took the court earlier in the evening for the district game against Todd County. Russellville won 50-35.

The game was close for the first half. Chloe Whitescarver hit two 3’s in the first quarter. Macaria Hines added another 3-pointer as the Lady Panthers took an 11-9 lead into the second. At the end of the first half, Todd County had evened the score at 20-20.

Anastasia Dowlen got hot in the 3rd quarter for the Lady Panthers. She hit five shots for ten points and hit a free throw. Amiyah Collier, Chloe Whitescarver, and Macaria Hines added 3-point shots in the period. Russellville took a 40-33 lead into the 4th. The Lady Panthers held Todd County to only two points in the final frame. The final score was 50-35.

Chloe Whitescarver had 14 points in the game. Anastasia Dowlen finished with 13. Amiyah Collier scored 11.

The Lady Panthers (17-9) will be at home on Friday against Warren Central.