Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

December 17, 2013

Panthers sweep Comets

15-0 spurt carries Panthers

Mike Arie
Pauls Valley Democrat — A 15-0 run late in the second quarter gave the Pauls Valley Panthers what they needed for a 55-45 win over the Dickson Comets Saturday at the Panther Gymnasium.

Shedrick Murray, Carter Tate and Greg Balcerak each had two baskets and Treston Williams added a traditional three-point play as PV turned an 18-15 deficit into a 30-18 lead. Pauls Valley had to overcome the hot shooting of the Comets Nail who had Dickson’s first eight points. He cooled off after that but King kept them in the game finishing with a game high 24 points.

Williams kept PV close after Nail’s quick outburst as he scored 8 first quarter points to keep the Panthers with striking distance at five.

The Panthers scored the first four points of the second quarter to close the gap to one. Dickson’s Bean hit a jumper to push the lead back to three but the 15-0 run started with Williams three-point play and ended with Murray’s layup. In all PV outscored Dickson 21-4 in the quarter to open up a 32-20 lead.

Dickson chipped away at the lead early in the second half cutting it to 6. Tate had five points in a 10-1 run that finished up the third quarter with PV on top 44-29.

PV opened up a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter before King went on an 11-0 run of his own to cut the lead to six with just over a minute to go. It became a game of free throws from there and PV won that battle hitting 6-of-10 in the late while Dickson only hit two-of-six late giving the Panthers a 10-point win.

The Panthers return to the court tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Washington and will play at 6:30 p.m. on Friday as PV hosts Tuttle in a homecoming battle.

DHS 16 4 9 16 - 45

PV 11 21 12 11 - 55

Dickson – King 24, Nail 11, Bean 7, Mills 2, Anderson 1.

Pauls Valley – Williams 21, Carter 16, Balcerak 7, Murray 6, Nation 2, Perry 2, Jackson 1.

Late run lifts PV Ladies

The Pauls Valley Lady Panthers blew open the game late behind a 10-2 run for a 37-33 win over the Dickson Comets Saturday night at the Panther Gymnasium.

Abigail Grimmett who had been plagued with foul trouble most of the night had six points and Kallie McMahan had four as PV turned a two-point lead into an 8-point lead with under a minute to go.

Dickson made a surge in the final 30 seconds but could only cut the lead to six as PV hit two-of-four free throws to close the game.

The game went back-and-forth for 28-minutes before Pauls Valley could pull away. Neither team had much success getting the ball in the basket. Pauls Valley had 49 shot attempts hitting 14 and Dickson had similar numbers.

McMahan picked up a lot of the scoring slack of Pauls Valley when Grimmett went to the bench with three fouls in the first half.

McMahan had eight of team high 12 points in the first three and a half quarters. A. Grimmett finished with 11 points, all in the second half, including a steal and a layup with 50 seconds left that put PV up 8.

Hawkins, who led all scorers with 14 points for Dickson, scored the final four points for the Comets in the final 30 seconds but it wasn’t enough as time expired.

The win pushes the Lady Panthers record to 2-1 on the season.

They will have a tough test at Washington tonight before returning home Friday to face Tuttle in a homecoming matchup. On both nights the girls will play the 8:00 p.m. game as the boys will play the 6:30 contest.

DHS 7 7 9 10 - 33

PV 7 6 9 15 - 37

Dickson – Hawkins 14, Custer 10, Greene 7, Marshall 1, Smith 1.

Pauls Valley – McMahan 12, A. Grimmett 11, Ledbetter 3, Lambeth 3, C. Grimmett 3, Balcerak 3, Richardson 2.