The Palmyra girls basketball team got scoring from seven players Friday in a 61-53 home win over Clarence Cannon Conference foe Macon.
For the past two weeks, the Palmyra girls basketball team has maintained the sole purpose of playing for each other.
Friday night, the Lady Panthers picked up another team win with a 61-53 victory over Clarence Cannon Conference opponent Macon.
Seven different players scored for Palmyra, led by Audrey Fohey’s game-high 16 points.
“That is exactly what I just got done telling them in the locker room,” Lady Panthers coach Chris Parsons said of the team win. “When adversity has hit, I have not seen any attitude. There is just a lot of pushing each other to the next step and telling each other good job and coaching each other up out on the court.
“It’s a lot of fun to see our younger girls growing up out there and our older girls taking some responsibility and leading this team.”
The two teams traded buckets throughout most of the first three periods.
Macon led 12-11 after the first eight minutes of play, before the Lady Panthers grabbed a 28-24 lead heading into halftime.
The two teams entered the fourth tied at 42.
Fohey started the final period with back-to-back rebound baskets for a four-point lead. The Lady Panthers would not relinquish the lead the rest of the game.
“I thought after a slow start the girls got going,” Parsons said. “The defense started playing better, and we rebounded the ball well for most of the game.”
Palmyra finished the game with a 40-25 advantage on the glass.
A 3-pointer from Megan Stone extended the Lady Panthers lead to 55-44 with 4 minutes, 28 seconds left. Fohey assisted on the shot, and scored on the Panthers next possession for a double-digit lead.
“I thought we did a much better job of passing the ball in the fourth quarter,” Parsons stated. “We found an offense that was clicking. We were able to get our bigs touches, which is huge for us.”
Palmyra overcome eight turnovers in the final stanza by shooting 8-for-8 at the free-throw line.
For the game, the Lady Panthers shot a blistering 17 of 19 on the freebies.
“That is something we have been up and down on this season,” Parsons said of the free throws. “So that was pretty impressive to shoot that good for the entire game. If we can carry that confidence at the line for the rest of the season, that would be huge for us.”
Every Lady Panther player who scored made at least two free throws in the game.
Raegan Barnett and Bailey Lovelace joined Fohey in double-digit scoring with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Stone added nine points, while Amy Bryan continued her improved play with eight points and eight boards.
The win improved the Lady Panthers to 12-7 on the season.
Palmyra travels to CCC foe Clark County on Tuesday.