Panorama boys win twice while girls squad splits pair

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Laci RIshel shoots for Panorama at W-G Jan 12. RIan Jamison (24) and Ava Petersen (2) try to defend for the Hawks. Photo courtesy Vallerie Storesund.

PANORA — The Panorama basketball teams swept host Woodward-Granger Jan. 12 before splitting with visiting Nodaway Valley Friday, with the host boys winning after the girls had fallen.

Panorama (9-1) topped Nodaway Valley, 62-56, in the boys game, with the Class 2A No. 5 Wolverines (11-0) claiming a 52-39 win over the 3A 10th-ranked Panthers (9-3).

The visiting boys were off quick, opening a 39-28 lead at the intermission. A 17-9 third quarter helped the hosts close to within 48-45 after three frames. A 17-10 final frame allowed the Panthers to rally past their guests for the win.

Lucas Leiferman led Panorama with 20 points, with Evan Taylor adding 18 points and Drew Taylor 12. Brice Taylor and Ryan Klinge had three points apiece, with Zach Rizzuti, Jared Wasson and Preston Walker scoring two points each.

Drew Taylor had 10 rebounds and Rizzuti six, with Leiferman making six assists and Brice Taylor five.

Toby Bower led NV with 19 points and 12 rebounds, with Avery Phillippi adding 12 points and nine boards and Mason Menefee 10 points.

The Panther girls faced deficits of 19-11 after one period and of 32-24 at the half in their game. The Wolverines used a 12-5 third quarter to create a 44-29 gap, which the Panthers could not overcome.

Neither team shot well from outside, with the hosts making just 2-of-12 3-pointers and the guests only 2-of-13. The difference came under the rim, with NV dominating the rebounding totals, 53-29.

Payton Beckman had 16 points for the hosts, with Laci Rishel and Ella Waddle adding nine each. Two points apiece from Shey Storesund and Angel Poldberg and a Jaidyn Sellers free throw capped the scoring.

Storesund had seven rebounds and three steals, with Poldberg have five caroms and four thefts while Waddle had six steals.

Lexi Shike yanked down 21 boards for NV while scoring 13 points, with Maddie Devault having 14 points and 10 rebounds and Corinne Bond nine points and 14 caroms.

Panorama had swept host W-G Jan. 12, winning the girls game, 72-25, and the boys outing, 67-63.

The Panther boys led, 41-29, at the break, enough of a gap to overcome an eight-point scoring edge by the Hawks in the second half.

Ryan Klinge hit 5-of-7 treys en route to 18 points for Panorama, with Drew Taylor adding 12 points and Evan Taylor and Lucas Leiferman 11 each. Brice Taylor had five points, Wasson and Dominic Walker four each and Trent Hambleton two.

W-G was led by 18 points from Worth Henry, with Dylan Backe adding 14 points and Brody Nardini 12.

Beckman went off for 35 points to pace the Panther girls, draining 5-of-7 triples in the process. Rishel provided 12 points, Poldberg nine and Ella Waddle five, Mia Waddle, Tyme Boettcher and Sellers each having three points and Gabby Welberg two.

Grace Deputy led the hosts with 10 points, with Darby Nixon adding eight.

The Panther girls committed just seven turnovers while the Hawks were guilty of 26, with Panorama finishing with a 32-20 rebounding edge.

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