The Panther girls began the preseason Dec. 3 at The Meadows in Las Vegas, and beat the Mustangs 48-28. Bailey Hosier led the team with 14 points

Shayla Leavitt runs the floor for the Pahranagat Valley High girls basketball team. The Lady Panthers downed Pershing County 55-14. (Dave Maxwell photo)

The Pahranagat Valley High girls basketball team began the preseason Dec. 3 at The Meadows in Las Vegas, and beat the Mustangs 48-28. Bailey Hosier led the team with 14 points. Melaney Mayes had nine points for The Meadows.

Against Division 1-A Chaparral Dec. 6, junior guard Jamie Hansen had 14 points, and forward Kimberly Lewis added 13 to lead the PVHS girls to a 47-33 win over the Cowboys. Alamo was aided by a fine night at the foul line, 12 of 19 (63%).

In Alamo Dec. 10, Pahranagat Valley (3-0) ran off to a big first quarter lead over Lake Mead and cruised to a 55-14 win over the Eagle girls. Madison Harris had 11 points for the Lady Panthers who only played the starting five the first quarter and the second string the rest of the game. Shannon Regan was tops for Lake Mead with eight points.

PVHS coach Amy Huntsman said, “I thought we played very well. I was glad we got to use all the kids. A lot of our younger players, who got some experience, time, and did some good things.”

Huntsman also said she is looking forward to having the team play in the Comstock Classic in Virginia City Dec. 12-14. “We’ll get to see a number of Northern Division IV teams, including Wells, Smith Valley, Virginia City and Eureka, and see what they have. It will be a really good tournament for us there”