Lady Panthers rally for conference hoop triumph


Fairbanks’ Macy Miller throws a pass along the baseline on Thursday against Southeastern. The Lady Panthers rallied for a victory. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon)

The Lady Panthers of Fairbanks got off to a slow start on Thursday when they hosted Southeastern in an Ohio Heritage Conference basketball game.
Things, however, picked up as the contest progressed.
As such, FHS earned a hard-fought 40-34 victory.
Neither team lighted up the scoreboard during the first eight minutes as the Trojans took a 5-4 edge into the ensuing period.
The picture became more bleak for Fairbanks (6-7) as Southeastern took a 22-13 margin at the halftime turn.
The Lady Panthers’ defense put a huge clamp on the Trojans during the second half.
FHS limited the visitors to just four points during the third period and took a 27-26 lead into the fourth set.
Carly Lehman led Fairbanks with 12 points.
Lillian Miller grabbed nine of the team’s 30 rebounds and Elaina Lahmers led with three assists.
Lahmers scored seven points, followed by Miller and Macy Miller-both with five, Megan Rausch-three and Emma Kugel, Gracie Pyers, Bella Rowland and Emma Bookwalter with two apiece.
The Lady Panthers will host West Liberty-Salem Saturday afternoon.

Elaina Lahmers of Fairbanks, right, drives to the basket against Southeastern. The Lady Panthers won the game, 40-34. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon)

The Lady Cardinals fall
Triad’s girls dropped a 61-35 verdict to Greeneview.
The Rams led 17-7 after the first period and took a 31-21 margin at halftime.
Triad trailed 47-29 by the end of the third set.
The Lady Cardinals (2-12 overall and 2-8 in the OHC) will travel to West Jefferson on Saturday.
Sonneman 8-3-19, Strickle 5-3-16, Rutherford 6-1-15, Snyder 1-4-6, Trisel 1-1-3, Ramey 0-2-2, Ackerman 0-0-0, Eakins 0-0-0. Totals 21-14-61.
Three-point goals: Strickle 3, Rutherford 2.
F. LeVan 5-2-12, C. LeVan 4-2-12, Walls 1-2-4, Perry 1-0-3, Butz 1-0-2, Babonova 1-0-2, Sarrazine 0-0-0, Cox 0-0-0, Wenger 0-0-0, LeMay 0-0-0, Fauber 0-0-0. Totals 13-6-35.
Three-point goals: C. LeVan 2, Perry 1.

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