Defensive pressure and forced turnovers were key in the Lecanto JV Lady Panthers’ victory over Leesburg Friday night. The Panthers took a 17-0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back to beat the Yellow Jackets 46-10. Pressure from guards Emma Christensen, who led all scorers with 13 points, Melia Steinbacher, and Alena Akers was paramount for the Panthers’ success. Solid post play by Cadience Graham, Shelby Pace, and Aaliyah Beaver helped prevent many second chance shots for the Jackets and provided the Panthers with open looks and put-backs.
The JV team travels to Hernando on Friday at 6PM.