Fillies Find A Way in Win Over Ranger

Fillies Find A Way in Win Over Ranger

The Fillies are off to a 4-0 win streak after a tough win over Ranger College Saturday morning. "I'm really proud of the effort the team gave this weekend" Head Coach Kite says. "We didn't play as well as I would like this game, but the team showed that our defense could be a difference maker this season".

And defense was indeed the difference maker. Panola struggled offensively in the first quarter, starting off with 5 turnovers just before they got the ball rolling. Ranger scored the first two buckets back to back, being the largest and only lead for them throughout the game. A short jumper from Freshman Daria Eremeeva and an "And-1" from sophomore Denasia Watson, tied the game at 4 apiece. After a free throw conversion from freshman Nailah Beyah-Blount, the Fillies were back on top.

The game would later become tied in the second quarter at 19, but Panola held off the Rangers there just before half time. After a technical foul in the start of the third quarter from the Fillies, Ranger came within 1, but would never take the lead again. 

The Fillies came up with 7 steals, took two charges, and pulled down 19 defensive rebounds. Defense was the key to the victory. "We're giving up less than 50 points a game right now, that says a lot about how hard the team is working."

Freshman Patience Okpe and sophomore Genesis Rivera lead the Filles with 12 points apiece. 

The Fillies return back in action Tuesday night at 5:30pm in Arthur Johnson Gymnasium.