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Augusta Finishes Regular Season 3-1

March 3, 2014
Augusta Independent Schools



     On February 11th the Augusta Panthers hosted the Bracken County Polar Bears.  This game opened up slowly for the Panthers as Bracken County controlled the tempo with defense holding Augusta to one field goal and six free throws.  The 2nd quarter had a surprise.  Clay Gray came into the game for Augusta and the Polar Bears were content to let him shoot.  Gray took advantage of that scoring 11 points to help bring the Panthers back to tie the game at 31 all at the break.  Augusta would take a 54-48 lead into the 4th quarter where once again Clay Gray took control.  He scored 15 more points as the Panthers pulled away and defeated Bracken County for the 8th straight time, 82-69.  The win improved Augusta to 15-10.  Brent Bach led all scorers with 31 points.  Glay Gray added a career high 26 and Camryn Snapp scored 11.
Scoring vs. Bracken County: Bach 31, Gray 26, Snapp 11, Maddox 7, Crawford 4, Freeman 3
 
     Augusta traveled to Morehead on February 18th to face the Rowan County Vikings.  The Panthers kept control of this game throughout the first half, leading 27-22 at halftime.  In the second half Augusta would only make it to the free throw line 4 times and miss all of those attempts while Rowan County  was 11-12 and held off a furious Panther rally to win, 59-55. Brent Bach led all scorers with 31 points.  Connor Maddox chipped in 11.  The Panthers fell to 15-11.
Scoring vs. Rowan County: Bach 31, Maddox 11, Snapp 6, Crawford 4, Gray 2, Freeman 1
 
     Two nights later Augusta would once again face a 16th region squad visiting the Raceland Rams.  The Panthers jumped out early on the Rams and never looked back mostly due to a strong defensive performance.  Brent Bach led all scorers with 29 points and was joined in double figures by Camryn Snapp with 19 points.  The win improved the Panthers to 16-11.
Scoring vs. Raceland: Bach 29, Snapp 19, Maddox 7, Crawford 6, Gray 5, Archibald 3, Freeman 1, Jett 1
 
     Augusta would finish the regular season at home against the Paris Greyhounds.  The two teams started the game much different than they finished it.  Points were hard to come by in the first half as the Panthers only led 25-22 at the break.  In the 3rd quarter the pace of the game picked up as the teams sprinted up and down the floor putting up points at a furious pace.  Augusta still held a three point lead, 43-40, going into the 4th quarter where both teams missed free throws that could have put the game away and the contest went to overtime tied at 62 all.  In the overtime period Paris would have three starters foul out but still battled to the end falling to the Panthers, 76-75.  Augusta would enter the district tournament with a record of 17-11.  Brent Bach led all scorers with 36 points.  Camryn Snapp added 13.
Scoring vs. Paris: Bach 36, Snapp 13, Maddox 9, Jett 9, Gray 5, Crawford 2, Freeman 2


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