Lady Panthers down Jets; Triad girls fall to W. Liberty


Macy Miller scored 10 points on Thursday as Fairbanks’ girls basketball team won its first game of the 2019-20 season.
The Lady Panthers (1-2) rolled to a 50-19 victory over Northeastern.
FHS held a 13-8 margin by the end of the opening quarter and then limited the Jets to four points over the second and third frames.
Fairbanks (which will travel to West Jefferson on Saturday) took a 40-12 lead into the final quarter.
Carley Lehman tallied seven points for Fairbanks, followed by Emma Kugel-six, Elaina Lahmers-six, Megan Rausch-six, Lillian Miller-six, Bella Rowland-five and Gracie Pyers-four.
“The girls played well,” said coach Landon Fraker. “They did a good job with the press and converted turnovers into points.
“Our defense played well by limiting the touches of their big girl, Katherine Baneck,” he said. “She has been dominant in their previous games, but we held her to six points, all in the first quarter.”

Lady Cardinals fall
Triad opened its girls season at home with a 47-14 loss to West Liberty-Salem.
Cati LeVan scored eight points and Frani LeVan added four for the Lady Cardinals.
Triad plays at Mechanicsburg on Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

St. John’s wins two
The St. John’s girls basketball team began the season with a pair of victories.
The Lady Jaguars rolled past Liberty Christian, 28-8.
Anna Lynch led St. John’s with 10 points, while Grace Gorton added eight.
Lynch finished with nine rebounds and McKenna Fonner dished for five assists.
St. John’s then edged Grace Christian, 16-13.
Gorton, Fonner and Lynch each tallied four points.
Fonner hauled down 13 rebounds and Gorton tallied three assists.

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