Lady Panthers take Area 4 title

Published 8:57 pm Saturday, February 12, 2011

DIXON’S MILLS – The Marengo High Lady Panthers overwhelmed the A.L Johnson Lady Eagles to take the Class 1A, Area 4 crown with a 64-35 win Saturday night.

The final score reflects a 51-22 point run in favor of the home-standing Panther squad spread over the game’s final 24 minutes.

The Lady Eagles opened up as much as a seven point lead in the first before Marengo battled back to end the first period tied at 13-all.

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At the sound of the opening buzzer for the second period, the wheels came off for the visiting Lady Eagles.

The Panthers scored 14 unanswered points, and chewed 6:15 off the clock, before the Eagles scored their first – and only – bucket of the second period. The Lady Panthers closed the half up 34-15 on the heels of a 21-2 point run.

Marengo High hardly looked back the remainder of the night and stretched their lead to 49-26 after three.

Tallamachiia Dumas led the Lady Panthers in scoring with 18 points, three assists, three steals and three blocked shots. Dumas was also a rebounding machine, yanking down 29 boards. Cassandra Thomas followed closely behind with 17 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and seven steals. Shakayla Bouler tossed in nine points, six steals and three rebounds while Alesia Bowser had seven points, 10 rebounds and one block.

Ashley Edwards led the Lady Eagles with 18 points, eight rebounds, six assists and two blocked shots. Tiffany Barber followed with six points.