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Panthers sweep Tigers, Blue Devils

Cabot’s Hunter York shoots for two against West Memphis on Friday. (Photo by Chad Matchett)Buy Photo
Cabot’s Hunter York shoots for two against West Memphis on Friday. (Photo by Chad Matchett)

The Cabot Panthers showed off their shooting touch last week in dominant wins over Little Rock Central and West Memphis.

The Panthers are now 12-5 overall and 3-2 in 7A/6A-East action.

Cabot shot 64 percent from the field in a 73-56 win over the Blue Devils on Friday, and 62 percent in a 59-37 win over the Tigers on Tuesday night.

“When you’re shooting well, it makes everything look pretty good,” said Cabot coach Jerry Bridges. “They did a good job executing. We’ve had good balance and it is pretty fun to watch when we play like that.”

The Panthers had three players in double figures against the Blue Devils. Hunter York and Nick Thomas led the way with 16 points apiece, while Garrett Rowe added 13 points. Rowe, a sophomore, led Cabot with 17 points against Little Rock Central.

“The game has slowed down for him a little bit,” Bridges said. “You can tell he’s more confident out there now.”

Against West Memphis, Michael Smith had eight points, Adolpho Iglesias scored six, Hunter Southerland had five, Jerrod Dixon four, Jake Ferguson three and Jeremiah Penner two points.

The Panthers were even more balanced in their win over the Tigers. Rowe was the only player in double figures, but five other Panthers had at least six points.

“The guys know we have to move the ball and have everybody touch it on each possession for us to be at our best,” said Bridges. “We need to move the ball and get the defense shifting.”

York scored eight points against West Memphis, while Southerland, Thomas, Penner and Iglesias each had six points. Dixon and Ferguson added three points apiece for Cabot.

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