The Palmyra boys and girls basketball teams defeated Brookfield on the road Tuesday in Clarence Cannon Conference action.

After a pair of losses to end the Tony Lenzini Tournament last week, Palmyra boys basketball coach Ryan Wood was concerned with defensive effort and free-throw shooting. 

The Panthers responded well in both categories at Clarence Cannon Conference foe Brookfield on Tuesday night.

Palmyra connected on 23 free throws while holding the Bulldogs to 38 points in a 73-38 win.

The Panthers led 19-11 after the first eight minutes of play and 43-23 at halftime.

Laithan Sublette scored 11 of his game-high 16 points in the first half to pace the Panthers. 

Bill Nunnelly (14), Peyton Plunkett (12) and Ragar McKinney (11) all joined Sublette in double-figure scoring. 

The win improved Palmyra to 12-6 on the year. 

In the girls game, the Lady Panthers earned their third win in the last four games with a 55-43 win over Brookfield. 

Audrey Fohey scored a game-high 21 points to pace Palmyra, while Amy Bryan added 10 points.

Palmyra improves to 11-7 on the season.

Both Panther teams return to the court Friday night when they play host to conference foe Macon.