PANORA — School history was made Friday as senior guard Bailey Beckman became Panorama’s all-time leading scorer during a 62-30 WCAC win over West Central Valley.
Beckman finished with nine points to raise her career mark to 1,317, surpassing the old standard of 1,314 established by Olivia Godfrey in 2014. Three other Panthers have eclipsed the 1,000-point barrier: Elly Argangbright (2010) with 1,235 points, Sidney Beckman (2013) with 1,058 points and 2018 graduate Devyn Kemble, who finished with 1,047 points.
Sixth-ranked Panorama (10-0, 7-0) had little trouble with WCV (3-8, 1-7), racing to leads of 12-2, of 30-12 and of 48-17 after each of the first three quarters.
Freshman Payton Beckman nearly stole the show from her older sister by pouring in 19 points while grabbing seven rebounds, making six steals and handing out three assists.
Morgan Johnk had 10 points, six boards, three assists and three blocks, with Lydia Knapp adding six points and Brooke Halterman five. Ella Waddle and Anna Holloway had three points apiece, with Vallerie Storesund, Abbi Holloway and Grace Webner each scoring two points while Shey Storesund added a free throw.
Waddle made off with four steals and Halterman with three, with Shey Storesund snaring four caroms.
The win followed a 58-43 defeat of visiting IKM-Manning Thursday in a game postponed from Dec. 1.
The Wolves (8-2) proved tough prey, trailing only 28-26 at the half. They were well within range, down 44-38, after three frames, but a 14-5 spurt over the final eight minutes from the Panthers settled the score.
Panorama made 36 trips to the foul line, converting 24 and greatly aiding the eventual win.
Bailey Beckman had 21 points and three assists, with Johnk tallying 18 points while grabbing nine rebounds and blocking a shot.
Payton Beckman had 10 points and eight steals, Halterman three points, seven boards and three blocks and Waddle, Knapp and Vallerie Storesund two points each. Waddle had four steals to help spark the defense.
Statistical information from both WCV and IKM-Manning was unavailable.
Panorama will visit Woodward-Granger Tuesday before traveling to Des Moines Christian Friday. They will host Nodaway Valley for a non-conference boys/girls set Saturday, with the first game to start at 4 p.m.