The Panthers jumped out to a 18 point half-time lead of 37-19 and held off a good Hernando team to win 61-48. The Panthers used a outstanding defensive effort to build up their cushion. The Leopards fought back to within 8, 51-43 in the 4th quarter but couldn’t get any closer.
The Panthers were paced by Trinity Keeran with 27 points, Cynthia Homs and Paige Harrison with 9 each.
The Panthers head into Christmas Break with a 8-3 record, 6-2 in Gulf Coast 8 play. Their next game will be at Central on January 7.