For 31 minutes the Palmyra girls’ basketball team led the game. But all that matters is what the final score says after 32 minutes of play and when the buzzer went off Friday night, Mendon Unity had sent the Lady Panthers to their third straight loss with a buzzer-beating three-pointer.

Palmyra came out of the opening tip scoring quickly while holding Mendon Unity to few shots. When the first quarter closed, the Lady Panthers were up 12-4.

While Palmyra never lost the lead in the second quarter, Mendon Unity climbed back into the game. The Lady Mustangs outscored Palmyra 18-11, but it wasn’t enough to to wrestle the lead away.

As the two teams went into the break, Palmyra held a slim 23-22 lead.

Both teams battled back and forth in the third quarter, but Palmyra stayed on top. The Lady Panthers outscored the Lady Mustangs 15-12 to increase their lead. Heading into the final eight minutes of play, Palmyra led 38-34.

Trailing by four points, the Lady Mustangs hit four of their five three-pointers in the fourth quarter, including the game winner with no time left that gave Mendon Unity its only lead of the game.

Megan Hooper led the Lady Panthers with 13 points. Alexis Losson chipped in 11 points while Katee Hinkle contribued eight for Palmyra.

With the loss, Palmyra falls to 3-4 on the season.