The Panther varsity girls basketball team overcame a slow 3rd quarter to defeat Ocala Forest 53-34. The Panthers held a 26-6 halftime lead, and 36-20 at the end of the 3rd. In the 4th, the Wildcats cut the Panther lead to 40-31 with 4 minutes remaining. Big plays on defense allowed the Panthers to pull away.
The Panthers had a balanced scoring attack, lead by Peyton Spaulding with 12. Paige Harrison, Evelyn Mimnagh and Trinity Keeran scored 10 each.
The Panthers are now 16-4 overall and finish their regular season Tuesday night at home for Senior Night vs. Ocala St. Johns.