North Lamar Panthers cruise to first district win

Coach Homer Garner talking to his team during a Pittsburg timeout on Friday  night.

Coach Homer Garner talking to his team during a Pittsburg timeout on Friday night.

The North Lamar Panthers couldn’t have started District 13-3A play any better than they did on Friday night. The Panthers hosted district rival Pittsburg, and North Lamar walked away with a 55-35 victory.

The game really turned in the third quarter as the Panthers turned a six point lead into a 19 point advantage. North Lamar help Pittsburg to six points in the quarter while putting a 19 spot on the scoreboard themselves. Hunter Sartor and Samaki Walker led the team with 15 points each. Hunter also had 13 rebound for the Panthers.

“From a coach’s standpoint, I though the [defensive intensity] was good at times and inconsistent at times,” Coach Homer Garner said after the victory. “Our intensity has to be consistent for four quarters.”

The defense of the Panthers pressured Pittsburg all night. Pittsburg turned the ball over 19 times, including 12 steals by the Panthers. Devin McDonald and Samaki both had four steals to pace the Panthers defense.

North Lamar will face Liberty Eylau on Tuesday night at home after the girls game is finished.

By: Greg Higgins, eParisExtra

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