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North Lamar cruises to Bi-District win over Rains

Tyler Anthony shooting a free throw against Rains on Tuesday night.
Tyler Anthony shooting a free throw against Rains on Tuesday night.

The North Lamar Panthers had no trouble dismantling Rains on Tuesday night to advance to the next round of the basketball playoffs. North Lamar used tenacious defense and good shooting to win 67-21. North Lamar made it look pretty easy at times, especially in the second half. The Panthers held Rains to only five points the entire second half of the game.

North Lamar only led 13-7 after the first period but took a commanding lead in the second quarter by doubling up Rains 18-9 on the scoreboard. Levi Porter hit three of his four shots from behind the arc during the first half.

North Lamar forced 28 turnovers on the night, 13 of which were steals. The Panthers shot 49% from the floor as well. Coach Garner and his team will face Canton on Friday night in Royce City. The time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

North Lamar Scoring:

Levi Porter – 16; Hunter Sartor – 13; Tyler Anthony – 9; Samaki Walker – 9; Ty Jones – 5; Devin McDonald – 4; Versache Buchanan – 4; Josh Knowles – 3; Kyle Dunman – 2; Joe Logan – 2

North Lamar Rebounding:

Hunter Sartor – 7; Tyler Anthony – 5; Samaki Walker – 4; Devin McDonald – 2; Kyle Dunman – 2; Ty Jones – 1

North Lamar Steals:

Samaki Walker – 4; Versache Buchanan – 3; Levi Porter – 2; Devin McDonald – 1; Josh Knowles – 1; Hunter Sartor – 1; Tyler Anthony – 1