Panorama boys collect wins on own hardwood

Lucas Leiferman of Panorama works in the lane against the Greene County defense in a game last season. Photo courtesy Vallerie Storesund.

PANORA — Panorama stepped out of conference for a 61-53 win over visiting IKM-Manning Saturday afternoon, less than 24 hours after besting WCAC foe Woodward-Granger, 74-56, on the Panther home court.

The hosts saw an initial 15-11 lead after one frame Saturday turn into a 30-28 halftime deficit. The Wolves led, 45-42, entering the final quarter, but the Panthers rallied to outscore their guests, 18-8, down the stretch for the victory.

Zach Rizzuti and Dominic Walker each landed four 3-point baskets, with the former totaling 21 points and the latter 16. Lucas Leiferman had eight points and Drew Taylor seven, with Evan Taylor scoring five points and Jack Weinkoetz and Brice Taylor two apiece.

No information was available for the Wolves.

The victory followed a comfortable win over W-G Friday. The hosts trailed early, 9-7, but were in front, 35-18, at the break. The gap widened slightly, to 52-32, entering the fourth stanza.

Panorama finished with a 33-20 rebounding edge, and came away with a 13-4 advantage in steals.

Evan Taylor had 20 points and Rizzuti 16, with Weinkoetz and Drew Taylor six each. Jared Wasson and Leiferman had five points apiece, with Ryan Klinge, Brice Taylor, Collin Reinhart and Evan Neuharth providing three points each.

Evan Taylor pulled won eight rebounds and Walker five, with Leiferman clearing seven boards while distributing six assists.

Walker Deputy had 15 points and five rebounds for W-G, with Dylan Backe adding 12 points, six assists and four rebounds. Collin and Brody Nardini each had eight points for the Hawks, with Worth Henry scoring five points and Coby Peters and Carter Moran four each.

Panorama hosts Pleasantville Monday before visiting Madrid Friday. Both are WCAC boys/girls sets.


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