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Lady Panthers get two big wins

Cabot’s Leighton Taylor guards a Mountain Home player during Friday’s game at Panther Arena. (Photo by Chad Matchett)
Cabot’s Leighton Taylor guards a Mountain Home player during Friday’s game at Panther Arena. (Photo by Chad Matchett)

The Cabot Lady Panthers got back on the winning track this past week, taking a win at Marion and defending their home court against Mountain Home.

Friday night’s 56-36 win over Mountain Home felt especially good as the Lady Panthers got a measure of revenge after a poor showing in a loss when they traveled to the Lady Bombers’ home earlier this season.

In that loss, Cabot couldn’t seem to buy a bucket, but that certainly didn’t roll over to Friday night. The Lady Panthers came out and went on a run for the entire first quarter, leading 20-3 after the opening period.

Mountain Home fought back in the second quarter, but Cabot still held a 26-14 lead going into halftime.

Cabot outscored Mountain Home 15-11 in both the third and fourth quarters to secure the win. The Lady Panthers kept up the pressure throughout, forcing 15 turnovers while committing just seven themselves.

Alyssa Hamilton led the Lady Panthers with 16 points. Anna Sullivan scored 13 points and led Cabot with five rebounds, while Leighton Taylor was hot from the outside, scoring 13 points.

Danielle McWilliams and CoCo Calhoun each scored four points, while Lakyn Crumbly sank a three-pointer and Lily Sinclair added a basket to round out the scoring.

Tuesday night on the road in Marion, Cabot overcame a slower start to post a 62-46 win over the Lady Patriots.

The Lady Panthers were tied with the Lady Patriots 22-22 at halftime, but came out of the break with a huge third quarter.

Led by McWilliams and Taylor having their best all around games of the season, Cabot outscored Marion 20-6 in the third quarter to take firm control of the game.

Sullivan led Cabot with 14 points, while Hamilton was next with 12, but it was McWilliams who filled up the stat sheet. McWilliams scored 10 points, dished out six assists, pulled down six rebounds and had five steals.

Taylor also had 10 points and led Cabot with eight assists to go with four steals.

Rachel Allgood scored seven points, while Sarah Davis added two more in the win.

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