Berwick Lady Panthers pick up dominating win

Staff Report

BERWICK — The Berwick Lady Panthers snapped a six-game losing streak with a dominating 44-19 victory against Highland Baptist.

Berwick (4-10 overall, 0-3 in District 9-3A play) outscored Highland Baptist in every quarter except the third.

While Berwick’s last win was against Highland Baptist last month, this one was much more dominant than the 44-35 victory the squad posted.

Berwick coach Andy Walker said his squad worked on shooting during the past week, something he said they did well last night.

“It’s good to see their hard work … pay off,” Walker said.

Berwick jumped out to an 11-0 lead after a quarter of play and extended its lead to 24-5 at the half.

Highland Baptist put up 10 points to Berwick’s six in the third quarter, but the Lady Panthers responded with a 14-4 scoring advantage in the fourth quarter for the final.

Madison Dupree led Berwick with 10 points, while Khadijah Johnson added eight.

Other top Berwick scorers included Hayley Girard and Makenzie Baumgartner with six points each and Abigail Ohlin and Celeste Bowers with four each.

Berwick will resume district play Friday when it travels to Kaplan. Girls’ varsity action is set for a 6:30 p.m. start.

CCHS suffers tough loss

Central Catholic dropped a 34-28 loss at home to St. Thomas More Tuesday.

While the Lady Eagles outscored St. Thomas More 11-5 in the first quarter, St. Thomas More had the upper hand in the next three quarters.

In the second quarter, St. Thomas More outscored Central Catholic 14-7 for a 19-17 halftime advantage and extended their lead in the third quarter with a 6-3 advantage for a 25-20 lead after three quarters.

Meo Knight led Central Catholic with a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds as well as six steals, two assists and a block.

Randi Brown added six points, three blocks, three steals, three assists and five rebounds in the loss.

Central Catholic (11-6) will try to get back on track Friday when it hosts Patterson High in a nondistrict contest. Varsity girls’ action will begin at 6 p.m.

Patterson falls to Abbeville

Patterson High School fell to Abbeville, 75-24, in District 9-3A play at home Tuesday.

Abbeville jumped out to an 18-7 first-quarter lead and eased its way to the win as it outscored the Lumberjills in every quarter.

Jazmin Evans led Patterson with 10 points and a steal, while Tiera Butler added six points and three rebounds; Jamiri Brown, four points, two rebounds and a block; and Tala Johnson, two points, three rebounds and two steals.

Patterson (2-10 overall, 1-2 in District 9-3A) will return to action Friday when it travels to Central Catholic.

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