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Panthers edge Rockets for first win

The Cabot Panthers picked up their first win of the season, 47-33 over Little Rock Catholic just before Thanksgiving break.

The Panthers had just suffered a tough, double overtime loss the night before, while the Rockets were playing their first game.

“We learned a few things against Conway,” said Cabot coach Jerry Bridges. “One thing we learned is we can’t have Hunter York foul out right now. We had some silly fouls against Conway, but did a lot better on Tuesday.”

York led Cabot with 11 points, while sophomores Garrett Rowe and Hunter Southerland each had 10 points.

“Those young guys were a little wide-eyed at first, but I thought they got more comfortable later in the Conway game,” said Bridges. “So we decided to give them the start and kind of throw them out there and they did a good job.”

Adolpho Iglesias came off the bench to contribute six points and seven rebounds.

“We used AI differently this time and he responded well,” Bridges said. “It is about finding the right roles for everybody. They have to understand that who starts isn’t that big of a deal. They’re all going to get their minutes.”

Cabot will be back on the court Thursday with a full slate of games with the junior varsity team and the Lady Panthers against Sheridan. The games have been.moved from Friday due to inclement weather being likely.

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