AMBER — Class 2A No. 9 Amber-Pocasset took care of business at home.
Hannah Gelnar provided a spark for the Am-Po Lady Panthers after they fell behind 6-3 Tuesday in Amber. Gelnar scored all eight of her points in the first quarter, and the Lady Panthers were able to run away with a 62-36 win over the Binger-Oney Lady Bobcats.
The Lady Bobcats scored six points in a row after falling behind 3-0, but Gelnar tied the game with one of her two 3-pointers. Her second 3-pointer gave the Lady Panthers a 9-8 lead over their opponent.
Am-Po finished the quarter on a 12-2 run and scored the last nine points to go to the second quarter with a 15-8 lead. That was when Caton Muncy started to take over on offense for the Lady Panthers.
Muncy went on a solo 7-0 run to give the Lady Panthers a 22-10 lead. She also scored seven of the team’s eight second-quarter points and scored 10 points in the first half. Muncy was able to top her first-half performance with 16 points in the second half to finish with 26 points in the game.
A Jacie White free throw was the final point of the first half and gave the Lady Panthers a 23-13 halftime lead.
Am-Po's Devynn Harris carried the offensive load in the third quarter, scoring 10 of the team’s 20 points in the period. Two of her three long-range shots came in the third quarter, and her second one gave the Lady Panthers a 15-point lead.
After scoring four points in the first half, Harris made three triples and scored 13 of her 17 points in the final two quarters.
The Lady Bobcats hung around for a little while in the third and trailed by single digits early in the second half. The Lady Panthers were able to build a 19-point lead by the end of the period and held a 43-24 lead heading to the fourth quarter of the game.
Muncy proved to be a force once again in the fourth quarter, scoring her final 10 points of the game.
Am-Po’s win over Binger-Oney was its 19th of the season. The Lady Panthers have Okarche scheduled for Friday.
Editor's Note: This story will appear in the weekend edition of The Express-Star.