The Panola College Fillies hosted the Buccaneers of Blinn College Wednesday night and came up with a close win, 85-80.
In the nail biting match up, the Fillies were able to rally up as a team and seal the deal. "It was a good win for us. One that we needed" Head Coach Eddie Kite stated. "Our team really showed a lot of heart tonight".
Bodies flying after lose balls, rebounds at every angle, and a high energy bench is what kept the ladies hopeful on the night. They found themselves down going into half time 32-38, even after hitting key shots. They were in the same boat at the end of the third quarter as they headed into the 4th, 54-61. This was Blinn's largest lead, and at some points, the Fillies would cut it to 2 before Blinn escaped again.
In the 4th chapter, the Fillies used a big 31-19 quarter to finish the game. The Fillies had 4 score in double figures (Sophomore Genesis Rivera 18, Freshman Patience Okpe 15, Freshman Daria Eremeeva 10, and Freshman Stefany Lourenco 10), while forcing 21 turnovers on the night. Lourenco was a defensive threat as she had a career high in steals with 8, turning half of those in to points for the Fillies.
PC returns to action with another home game on Saturday, February 11th, at 2 p.m. against Coastal Bend College. This is also the annual Alumni Appreciation game. Former Fillies will be presented at half time of the game. Be sure to come and watch as we honor some of our schools greatness.