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Late spree leads Palmyra Lady Panthers to tourney win

Palmyra sophomore Audrey Fohey shoots the ball during a game against Paris on Thursday in Monroe City.
KEVIN GRAELER/Courier-Post
Posted: Dec. 9, 2016 10:34 am

WHAT HAPPENED


The Palmyra Lady Panthers defeated Paris 62-48 on Thursday night to advance to the Monroe City Tournament championship.


THE TURNING POINT


Up by nine points going to the fourth, Palmyra senior Nicole Kroeger — playing with four personal fouls — scored 15 points in the final period to seal the win.


Kroeger hit three treys and Madison Keim also scored six points as part of the Lady Panthers' 26-point fourth-quarter scoring spree. 


STAT LEADERS 


Kroeger finished the night with 21 points for Palmyra, while Audrey Fohey and Savannah Neisen each scored 10 a piece. Robby Meyers netted eight.


For Paris, Allison Moore led with 22 points, while Drew Lockhart scored 13.


BITS AND PIECES


• Kroeger was having a relatively light scoring night through the first three quarters, as Paris defenders had limited her to six points before her late outburst.


• The two teams combined to score 47 points in the fourth quarter. 


• Palmyra (4-0) has won every game so far this season by at least 11 points. 


WHAT'S NEXT


Palmyra will play Monroe City at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday for the Monroe City Tournament championship.

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