Panorama cage teams each post consecutive league wins

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Panorama coaches and officials gather around a ball autographed by both Panther varsity teams as part of a fundraiser Monday for the Tori's Angels Foundation. Photo courtesy Panorama schools.

STUART — The Panorama basketballers posted a pair of WCAC wins over host West Central Valley Tuesday, one day after sweeping both ends of a league set with visiting Ogden.

The Panther girls improved to 17-4 overall and 13-2 in WCAC action with a 57-27 win over the Wildcats (9-12, 5-10) Tuesday after defeating the Bulldogs (1-19, 1-14) 24 hours earlier.

Panorama was a 56-25 victor over WCV (3-18, 0-15) Tuesday, the triumph coming on the heels of a 59-45 win over Ogden (11-9, 8-7) Monday.

WCV trailed only 13-10 after one period of play in Tuesday’s opener, but Panorama used a 25-4 second quarter to create a 38-14 halftime bulge, never looking back.

Shey Storesund paced Panorama with 14 points, with Payton Beckman adding 13 points. Angel Poldberg had seven points and Laci Rishel and Ella Waddle six points apiece. Jaidyn Sellers provided five points, with Tyme Boettcher, Gabby Welberg and sophomore Keira Simmons scoring two points apiece.

Storesund had six rebounds, Waddle six assists, and Rishel five assists and six steals.

Madelyn Jaeger led WCV with 14 points, with Isabella Munoz providing eight points, Presley Privonka three and Tasha Williams two.

The Panorama boys turned an 8-6 deficit after eight minutes Tuesday into a 28-12 halftime advantage. The gap swelled to 50-17 after three stanzas en route to the win.

No statistical information was available from the game at publication time.

Monday’s game in Panora served as a fundraiser for Tori’s Angels Foundation. Created in 2010 and named in honor or Tori Heckman, the group has financially and otherwise aided some 76 children with medical and other expenses.

The teams sold t-shirts, sold bracelets and stickers, and held a raffle for a basketball signed by both squads. Panther varsity head coach Nic Peasley won the raffle, and gave the ball to Liberty Ashworth, who is currently being assisted by the foundation.

The hosts were out to a 40-8 halftime lead en route to a lopsided win.

Beckman had 31 points, Rishel six, and Waddle and Poldberg five each. Freshman Lindy Nelson and Gabby Welberg each scored four points, with Sellers and Mia Waddle adding two points apiece.

Sellers pulled down 11 rebounds, made three steals and blocked two shots, with Rishel providing five assists while Beckman came away with four steals.

Katelyn Ellis had eight points for Ogden and Reagan Conley three, with Reagan Church, Emma Moorman, and Joelle Consier two apiece.

Panorama turned a slim 11-10 lead after one frame into a 25-14 margin at the break in the nightcap. The hosts then outscored their guests by three points in the second half to secure the win.

Drew Taylor, Lucas Leiferman, and Preston Walker scored 13 points apiece for the home team, with Brice Taylor adding nine points, Dominic Walker five, Trent Hambleton four, and Jared Wasson two.

Dominic Walker had 11 rebounds and four assists for the Panthers, with Preston Walker grabbing six caroms.

Kolby Moorman (17) and Ty Heeren (13) led Ogden in scoring. Lane Snedden and Noah Lingren had six points apiece, with Abraham Christensen scoring two points, and Jack Christensen one.

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