The Palmyra girls basketball team picked up a 60-47 win over Kirksville in the Highland Tournament.
Two nights after suffering a triple overtime loss, the Palmyra girls basketball team bounced back Wednesday evening.
The Lady Panthers picked up a 60-47 win over Kirksville in the Highland Tournament.
Kirksville led 10-9 after the first eight minutes of play, but Palmyra outscored the Tigers in each of the final three periods, improving to 6-5 on the year.
“I thought it was a nice win after a tough loss on Monday,” Palmyra coach Chris Parsons said.
A 13-8 second-period advantage gave the Lady Panthers a 22-18 lead heading into the break.
The Lady Panthers carried the momentum into the third period as they extended the lead to 38-28 after three.
Megan Stone drilled four 3-pointers in the game for a game-high 18 points.
Fellow sophomore Raegan Barnett added 13 points in the win.
“I thought Raegan played one of her best games of the year tonight,” the Lady Panthers coach said. “And Bailey Lovelace rebounded the ball really well for us.”
Despite the 13-point win, Parsons mentioned his team still has a few things to work on.
“We still have to get better at executing our offense,” he said. “And our defense needs to continue to get better. But we will get back at it in practice tomorrow and hopefully just learn to play better each day out.”
Palmyra will play Canton for the consolation title at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.