Pride comes up short against Panther Creek

Jaron VanHoosier looks to score two of his 12 points in a loss against Panther Creek (photo used by permission of Bob Stew).

The Leesville Pride Men’s Basketball team (4-3) played the Panther Creek Catamounts (9-1) on December 14.

The game started back and forth with the Pride ahead 7-6 with two and a half minutes to go in the first quarter. 

Panther Creek and the Pride traded threes with Jaron VanHoosier hitting a buzzer beater to make the score at the end of the first quarter, 15-13.

After each team scoring, the Pride and the Catamounts were tied at 20-20 halfway through the second quarter.

The Pride trailed Panther Creek 28-25 at the end of a hard fought half.

Leesville came out strong in the second half leading 31-28 in the first  five minutes of the second half.

Big man RJ Wilson hit a deep three and a reverse layup extending the Pride’s lead and exciting the visiting Leesville Loonies making the score 36-28 with two minutes left in the third quarter.

The Pride broke out in the third quarter surmounting Panther Creek’s halftime lead and made the score 37-32 at the end of the third.

Panther Creek climbs back to tie the game 41-41 with five minutes to go in the fourth quarter.

VanHoosier hits a big three with 3 minutes to go in the game cutting PC’s lead to two with the score 50-48 Panther Creek.

The Pride trailed 56-48 after a series of questionable calls by the referees towards the end of the fourth quarter.

Leesville suffered a tough loss at Panther Creek, falling 63-49 to the Catamounts.

Fortunately for the Pride, they have a chance to bounce back against Cardinal Gibbons this week.

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