Girls Defeat Wellsville in Sub-State Semis
On Thursday, February 28, the Varsity Girls traveled to Perry to play Wellsville in the Sub-State Semi Finals. The girls fought hard and brought home the win that will advance them to the Sub-State Championship game against Jeff West at Perry on Saturday, March 2. Mahpiya Irving led the team in steals with a respectable 4 steals.
Head Coach, Kyle Porter stated, “We came out with a lot of energy and that really carried us the first half of the game. Late in the game we took their best punch, but we were able to sustain that and finish the game off. I’m so proud of our girls, and I’m so proud of the way they faced adversity throughout the year. I look forward for us to continue this ride.”
Girls Top JW for Championship!
On Saturday, March 2, the Varsity Girls traveled to Perry to play Jeff West for the Sub-State Championship. The girls came out strong in the first quarter and continued to fight hard for the entire game. At the end of the first quarter, RV had held Jeff West scoreless and led 8-0. They kept up the defensive pressure and frustrated the Tigers. This resulted in a win for the Panthers, making them the 3A Sub-State champions!
They will now play Eureka on Wednesday, March 6, in the Hutchinson Sports Arena. Tip off will be at 4:45pm. Admission is $9 for adults and $7 for students.
Varsity Girls win Sub-State Championship
On Saturday, March 2, the Varsity Girls traveled to Perry to play Jeff West for the Sub-State Championship. The girls came out strong in the first quarter and continued to fight hard for the entire game. This resulted in a win for the Panthers, making them the 3A Sub-State champions. The team’s field goal average was a scorching 52%. They will now play Eureka on Wednesday, March 6, in the Hutchinson Sports Arena. Tip off will be at 4:45pm.
Head Coach Kyle Porter stated, “The Championship game I think both teams came out a little tight and a little tentative. We played great defense throughout the game, and we really started settling in, in the third quarter. I think we went on a 14-0 run that really shut the door, and then our defense just helped to carry us through. Again, a great defensive effort. There are going to be times when we’re not able to score, so we have to rely on our defense to help prevent the other teams from making those runs. That’s something we’ve really relied upon this season as well as the championship game. It’s going to be a fun ride this week to be able to go back to Hutchinson, and I can’t wait for our girls to experience that. And I can’t wait to get on the floor and compete against a good Eureka team!”
Varsity Girls Sub-state Game vs Perry
On Monday, February 25, the Varsity Girls played Perry at home for the first round of Sub-State. The girls worked hard for the victory over Perry with a final score of 64-34. Mary Broxterman lead the team in points with a total of a respectable 27 points. This victory will advance them to the Semi Finals on Thursday, February 28 against Wellsville. Their tip off will be at 6pm at Perry.
Head Coach Kyle Porter stated, "I thought we came out with a lot of energy, and we played with a purpose on Monday. Maybe a little too fast at times, because we turned the ball over a little more than what we would've liked to. I thought we moved the ball really well and played really tough defense and finished possessions by rebounding. It was great team effort and it was really fun to see some of those other girls get in the game that have been so important to our team's success; maybe not being in Varsity games, but in practice each and every day. Being able to see them get out on the floor and have success. It was really awesome for our team and for us as coaches to see that."
The Panthers will play Wellsville next on Thursday at 6 pm at Perry Lecompton High School.
Varsity Girls Basketball vs Silver Lake
On Wednesday, February 20, the varsity girls traveled to Silver Lake. The Lady Panthers fought hard for the victory over Silver Lake with an ending score of 55-48. Kiikto Thomas led the team in steals with a respectable 4 steals.
Head Coach Kyle Porter stated, "I thought we competed well. Our senior leadership shone through and we were able to face adversity in a positive way. "