The Am-Po Panthers beat the Rush Springs Redskins by the score of 62-36. The Panthers extend their winning streak to 6 games after winning the Velma-Alma tournament last weekend. The Panthers were led by Skylar Croskey who had 22 points and 9 rebounds. The Redskins were led by Caleb Heston who had 9 points and 3 rebounds.
The Panthers got off to a quick start winning the quarter 14-10. In the first frame Croskey had already scored 9 points. The Redskins collected 2 three-pointers by Joey Ward and Ethan Long. In the second quarter the Panthers would dominate, winning the quarter 20-7. The Panthers had a huge quarter from Sophomore Kaleb Tampkins. He had 12 points, including 3 three-pointers. During the first half, the Panthers would shoot 4/7 from the free throw line, while the Redskins shot 0/2.
During the 3rd quarter the Panthers would run away with the game. The Panthers would win the quarter 21-3. Croskey led the way in the 3rd quarter scoring 10 points. Hayden Savage would also add 5 points, including a 3-pointer. In the 4th quarter the Redskins would outscore the Panthers, 14-7. In the 4th frame, the Redskins would be led by Caleb Heston. He had 6 points, including a 3-pointer.
The Panthers would finished 10/16 from the free throw line and the Redskins would shoot 5/7. The Panthers will improve to 7-2 on the season, while the Redskins will drop to 0-8.
Player of the game:
Skylar Croskey- He had 22 points and finished with 9 rebounds. Croskey finished with just 1 rebound shy of the double-double.
Sophomore Skylar Croskey said “We played hard on both ends of the floor. We got defensive stops which lead to wide open opportunities on the offensive end. We played with great intensity on the defensive end and we played with great poise on the offensive end, nothing I felt like was rushed. It was a good team win. Our bench was great. They always get hyped which helps us play better on both ends. We just need play our style of basketball every night.”
Senior Nathan Ratcliff said “It was a solid team win. A lot of different guys contributed offensively and defensively. Kaleb Tampkins definitely provided a spark for us tonight. As a team, we need to finish around the rim better, but we are just focused on getting better and trying to keep our winning streak going at Minco Friday.”