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Panthers get two wins

The Cabot Panthers managed to avenge a loss and hold on to another win during last week’s basketball action.

Cabot held off a Mountain Home comeback Friday night at home for a 45-36 win.

Mountain Home held a brief lead in the first quarter before a layup by Michael Smith and a three-pointer by Hunter York gave the Panthers the lead. Cabot went on to lead 23-15 at halftime before the Bombers made their comeback in the third.

The Bombers outscored the Panthers 16-6 in the third and scored the first bucket of the fourth quarter to retake the lead. Hunter Southerland and Jake Ferguson scored six straight for the home team to give Cabot the lead for good.

The Bombers got within one with just over two minutes left to play, but the Cabot defense put the clamps on and didn’t allow Mountain Home another point while pulling away for the win.

York led the Panthers with 11 points, with eight of those coming in the first half. Southerland and Ferguson helped pick up the scoring slack in the second half.

Tuesday night in Marion, Cabot came back home with a 56-48 win over the Patriots. The Patriots upset the Panthers in Cabot earlier in the season with a surprising 15-point win.

The pair of wins gives the Panthers a 15-7 overall record this year, with a 6-4 conference record. The other three conference losses have come to powerhouses North Little Rock and Jonesboro.

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