Panther boys post big win, girls have win streak snapped

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Panorama guard Kolby Shackelford handles the ball Monday against M-SM. Shackelford and a game and season-high 25 points a Panther victory. Photo courtesy Vallerie Storesund.


PANORA — Monday’s non-conference set at Panorama resulted in a pair of upsets, for in favor of the hosts and one against.

The 13th-ranked Panorama girls (17-3) were surprised by Martensdale-St. Marys (14-8), who surged in the fourth quarter to steal a 55-50 win. The loss snapped a 17-game win streak for the hosts.

The Panther boys returned the favor, improving to 14-6 after dropping the Blue Devils to 17-3 with a 70-58 upset.

Panorama started strong in the nightcap, opening a 16-6 lead after one period and entering the half holding a 30-24 edge. M-SM trailed by eight, at 54-46, after three quarters of action, with a 16-12 advantage from the hosts in the fourth stanza setting the final score.

The Panthers were dialed in beyond the 3-point arc, sinking 10-of-19 from long range. Kolby Shackelford had the hottest hand, drilling 6-of-8 3-point shots, with Malachi Peasley and Dominic Walker each splashing a pair of treys.

Shackelford led all scorers with 25 points, with Peasley adding 20 and Michael Allen 17. Dominic Walker provided six points and Zach Rizzuti two. Rizzuti had 11 rebounds and Peasley six assists.

Carson Elbert had 15 points, Trey Baker 13, Jack Franey 10 and Isaac Gavin 10 to pace the Blue Devils. Baker had 12 rebounds and Franey five assists.

The girls game was knotted, 25-all, at the break, with the hosts holding a tenuous 40-38 lead entering the final eight minutes.

Skylr Stewart hit two 3-pointers and all four of her free throws to score 10 fourth quarter points and lead M-SM on a 17-10 run that secured the upset.

Stewart finished with 13 points, with Maddy Stott’s 14 leading the Blue Devils. Anna Parrott had 12 points, Jensen Archibalrd seven, Jackie Kleve five and Kylie Keller four.

Payton Beckman led all scorers with 18 points for the Panthers. Laci Rishel and Angel Poldberg each scored eight points, with Anna Holloway and Ella Waddle adding seven points apiece and Shey Storesund two.

Beckman and Rishel each had two 3-pointers, with Holloway and Waddle making one each. Poldberg had five rebounds, with Rishel handing out six assists and Holloway four.

Shey Storesund brings the ball up the court for Panorama. Photo courtesy Vallerie Storesund.

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