Panthers Begin 2013 With a "W"
January 7, 2013Augusta Independent Schools
On Wednesday night the Augusta Panthers suited up at home for only the 2nd time this season to face district foe St. Patrick. The Panthers defeated the Saints in Maysville when the two met in December. Augusta got off to a sluggish start in a tight 1st quarter. The Saints hung around keeping it close at 14-11. In the 2nd quarter things started to change for the better as Tanner Kelsch was a force for the Panthers in the paint and outside as he scored 16 points in the half helping lead Augusta to a 38-24 lead at the break. The Panthers broke the game wide open in the 3rd quarter as fouls and turnovers would start to mount up for the Saints. Augusta was up 54-34 going into the 4th and got everyone in uniform some time on the floor as they rolled to the victory, 77-51. Tanner Kelsch led all scorers with 23 points. Brent Bach added 18 and Camryn Snapp dropped in 10. The Panthers improved to 10-4.
"We didn't play a real good first half and I let them know that," said Coach Hinson, "But we got rolling in the second half, moved the ball well and did what we needed to do to win."
Scoring vs. St. Patrick: Kelsch 23, Bach 18, Snapp 10, Maddox 9, Freeman 8, Hunt 6, Crawford 2, Gray 1