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January 17, 2014

‘D’ key in Lady Panther win

marie@pvdemocrat.com — Defense was key for the Pauls Valley Lady Panthers Tuesday night. The Lady Panthers defense coupled with good free throw shooting down the stretch lifted PV to a 37-26 win over the Lexington Lady Bulldogs.

This was Pauls Valley’s (5-4) third win in four games while Lexington (3-7) fell for the third straight time.

The defense came up huge at several different times. During a four minute stretch at the end of the second quarter and the start of the fourth, Lexington only crossed half court twice one of those times led to a buzzer beater that gave Lexington a 15-12 lead at the break.

Pauls Valley forced two 10 second calls in the backcourt, a five second call in the front court and forced Lexington to use two time outs before getting a five second call.

Pauls Valley struggled from the field all night long and from the free throw line for the first 27 minutes of the 32 minute game. PV finished 10 of 50 from the field and was 14 of 26 from the line. PV was 3 of 14 from the line in the first 27 minutes but hit 11 of 12 in the final five minutes that helped them pull away for the win.

It took the teams nearly half the first quarter before the ball fell through the basket. Kaylee Lambeth end the drought with a short jumper that gave PV a 2-0 lead. That would be Pauls Valley’s only lead for the first half and they didn’t regain the lead until midway through the third as Lambeth hit a three pointer for a 19-17 lead.

That lead was short lived as Lexington went on a 7-3 run to end the third quarter with a 24-22 lead.

Lexington led 26-24 with 7:15 left in the fourth quarter. The Pauls Valley defense clamped down and didn’t let Lexington score again the rest of the way out. With five minutes to go, the Lady Panthers finally found their rhythm at the line. PV hit six straight and five out of their last six to open up a lead. PV’s only basket in the 13-0 run came from Kallie McMahan with a minute to go as PV took a six-point lead and cruised from there for an 11-point win.

Pauls Valley road trip continues as they travel to Little Axe to face the Indians Friday night. The only chance to catch PV at home this month comes Saturday night as they make up a game with Tuttle. Tip times for both Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

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