Panorama sweeps Pleasantville in WCAC basketball

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Panorama's Bailey Beckman shoots a 3-pointer against visiting Ogden last season. Beckman had a game-high 22 points in a lopsided win over Pleasantville Tuesday.

PANORA — Both the Panorama girls and boys claimed victory over visiting Pleasantville in a a conference cage twin bill Tuesday.

The ninth-ranked Panther girls (3-0, 2-0) were brilliant defensively, holding the Trojans (4-1, 0-1) nearly 30 points below their average output in posting a 57-16 win while the Panorama boys (1-1, 1-1) roared to a big halftime lead en route to a 57-43 victory over Pleasantville (1-2, 1-2).

The Trojan girls had been scoring an average of 45 points in four consecutive wins but ran into a defensive buzz saw, with the Panthers making more steals (18) than the total points they allowed (16).

The Panthers held leads of 16-4 after one quarter, of 36-9 after two frames and of 51-13 after three.

The Beckman sisters put on a show, with senior Bailey scoring 22 points and making eight steals while freshman Payton added 15 points and five steals. Each had five rebounds, with Bailey distributing six assists.

Morgan Johnk had nine points, five steals and three blocks, with Lydia Knapp scoring seven points, grabbing six boards and recording four steals. Jaelyn and Ella Waddle had two points apiece to wrap the Panorama scoring.

The hosts turned a 12-5 lead after the first eight minutes of their contest into a 38-18 advantage at the intermission. The gap stood at 49-33 after three periods, with the hosts easily holding on to claim the win.

Kolby Shackelford and Gracen Welberg scored 14 points apiece for the Panthers, with Zach Rizzuti providing 13 points. Malachi Peasley tallied six points and Lucas Leiferman five, with Trey Cobb scoring three points and and Jackson Carstens two.

Rizzuti and Welberg had eight rebounds apiece, with Rizzuti have five steals and three assists while Peasely had four assists.

Panorama is at Madrid Fridaya nd Van Meter Tuesday before visiting AC/GC Dec. 14.

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