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Valley View too Much for Lady Panthers

Leader Photos by Jack Walker  Maddie HornBuy Photo
Leader Photos by Jack Walker Maddie Horn
Leader Photos by Jack Walker  Molly Mayes passes the ball to Raigan ServatiBuy Photo
Leader Photos by Jack Walker Molly Mayes passes the ball to Raigan Servati

The Lady Panthers came back from a big first-quarter deficit in their Monday morning game against Valley View only to see their hard work go for naught as the Lady Eagles came away with a 42-37 win.

The visitors got scoring from nine different players in this non-district tilt - scoring often and early. Valley View took a 17-4 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Van Alstyne came back in the second quarter, outscoring the visitors 20-9 as Maddie Horn turned up the offensive heat. Horn scored 12 of her game-high 18 points in the second quarter and the teams went to the break with Valley View up by just two.

A hoop and some harm by Horn gave Van Alstyne its first lead of the contest at 31-30 with just over a minute left in the third quarter.

The Lady Eagles went on a scoring run to open the final frame, however, and a 3-point bucket gave them a lead they never relinquished. Two free throws by Emma Moreno closed out the contest as the Lady Panthers saw their season record drop to 10-10.

The Lady Panthers host Farmersville on Friday in a critical District 12-2A contest.

Valley View 17 9 6 10 — 42

Van Alstyne 4 20 9 4 — 37

VA(10-10): Maddie Horn 18, Emma Moreno 9, Molly Mayes 5, Raigan Servati 3, Ashley Burts 2.

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