It was just a week ago that the Pauls Valley Lady Panthers and Bridge Creek Lady Cats met on the hardwood. That game went to the Lady Cats 50-41.

The Lady Panthers had something to prove Friday coming in and they did just that despite missing second leading scorer Morgan Hamilton in the starting lineup.

Hamilton was under the weather and played only sparingly when the Lady Panthers got into some foul trouble.

Tosca Austin, Beckie Bowen and Maria Colemenares stepped up on the offensive end as PV came away with a big win in the Canadian Valley Conference Shootout 44-36 over the Lady Cats at the Charles K Heatly Arena in Lindsay.

Austin and Bowen both had 16 points and Colemenares had seven points and seven huge assists.

Pauls Valley had the lead for 31 of the 32 minutes in the game, giving up a one-point lead late in the second before finishing strong. The game was tied twice at two and six, but PV had the advantage most of the rest of the game.

Austin had six early points to give PV the advantage.

After Bridge Creek had tied the game PV finished out the quarter with five straight points, four by Bowen, as PV took an 11-6 lead.

The 5-0 run at the end of the first coupled with a basket to start the second extended the run out to seven. Bridge Creek started coming around after that erasing the lead with a 12-4 run in taking an 18-17 lead.

Pauls Valley finished the first half strong going on a 5-0 run and opening up a 22-18 halftime lead. Austin had four big points in the run as PV took a four-point lead.

The run extended to 8-0 as Pauls Valley scored the first four points of the second half.

Pauls Valley increased its lead to nine midway through the third quarter.

PV saw its lead fall to three as the Lady Cats hit back-to-back three pointers. Pauls Valley again finished the quarter strong hitting four straight in the final 45 seconds for a 34-27 lead.

Bridge Creek had two quick baskets to start the fourth but the Lady Panthers responded with a 10-3 run as their lead increased to 10, their largest of the game.

Pauls Valley had a chance to extend its lead out even further late in the game but went 0-for-5 from the free throw line and finished up with an eight-point win.

Pauls Valley will entertain rival Wynnewood Tuesday night.

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