MINCO — A 19-2 second quarter propelled the Amber-Pocasset Lady Panthers to a blowout victory.
Trailing the Minco Lady Bulldogs 15-14 after the first quarter, Am-Po pulled away for a 61-41 victory in Minco on Friday. Am-Po entered the game ranked seventh in Class 2A.
Minco's 3-point shooting helped the team capture a lead after the first quarter. The Lady Bulldogs hit three triples in the quarter for nine of its 15 first-quarter points. Am-Po’s Caton Muncy and Devynn Harris combined for their team's 14 first-quarter points.
After allowing 15 points in the first quarter, Am-Po held Minco to 10 points during the next two quarters.
In their game against Rush Springs on Tuesday, the Lady Panthers closed the game by scoring 23 unanswered points. Trailing 17-16, the Lady Panthers scored 17 unanswered points to end the first half and 25 unanswered points after extending the run in the third quarter.
Jacie White started the long scoring run by giving her team an 18-17 advantage. Five points in a row from Harris put the Lady Panthers up by 10 points in the game.
The Lady Panthers went to halftime with a 33-17 lead, and Muncy nearly equaled Minco’s point total by herself. She scored all 15 of her points in the first two quarters.
With Am-Po’s lead up to 24 points in the third quarter, the Lady Bulldogs were finally able to score again.
After scoring 12 points in the first half, Harris scored 12 points in the third quarter to finish with a game-high 24 points in the win. During one stretch of play in the third quarter, she scored eight Am-Po points in a row.
The Lady Panthers went to the fourth quarter with a 53-25 advantage.
Am-Po moved to 8-2 on the season with the win and will play again Jan. 3 at Verden. Minco fell to 5-3 and will play again Jan. 3 at home against Alex.