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Panther Creek girls’ basketball making playoff push, beats Middle Creek
February 18, 2013Tri-Nine Conference
APEX - Things are getting harder to figure out in the Tri-9 Conference. The Middle Creek and Panther Creek girls’ basketball teams knew that a win Friday wouldn’t solve the playoff puzzle, but it would be one step towards separating from the five-team group battling for the league’s final three state playoff spots.
On the backs of a strong defensive effort for much of the night, Panther Creek came away with a 51-46 win despite a late rally by the host Mustangs.
What worked: Panther Creek (11-9, 6-7) settled down in the third quarter, and coach Geoff Bowman said watching his team build a 16-point lead was the best his team has looked offensively all year.
Center Allie Tuttle said an online comment questioning her team’s chemistry brought them closer.
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