After three games in three days Pahranagat Valley High girls basketball coach Amy Huntsman said her team was “exhausted.” But the girls still managed to win two of the three, to become co-leader early in the Division IV Southern League with rival Tonopah. The two teams (2-0) meet in Alamo this Friday.
Two non-leagues came first last week. On Thursday in Ely, the White Pine girls made 6 of 8 free throws in the final 1:02 of the game to edge Pahranagat Valley 55-49 in a hard fought game, the only time the teams will meet this season.
Three Bobcat players were in double figure
s, Debra Kingston with 16, Amanda Allred 15 and Jaden Ernest 11.
Pahranagat’s Kimberly Lewis was game high with 22 points, one of her best games of the season. Kennedy Huntsman had 10.
On Friday, Pahranagat recovered from the loss in Ely by rebounding with a win on the road at Parowan Utah. The girls downed the winless Rams 61-34.
PVHS girls jumped out to a sizeable lead right from the beginning and never had to look back, even using many of the JV players in the final quarter. Lewis led PVHS with 19 points.
Then Alamo headed back home for a league game the next night with Indian Springs and the beginning of five of their final eight games in the comfortable confines of their own gym.
On Saturday, Pahranagat (14-4, 2-0) jumped out to a 21-2 lead at the end of the first quarter, 35-7 at half, on their way to a 66-13 win over Indian Springs. The girls were not challenged at all by the Thunderbirds (2-11, 1-2) and had 10 players in the scoring column.
Lewis capped off a fine three days with a game high 16 points. Bailee Hosier had 12 and Tracy Strong followed up with 11. Most of the second string played the fourth quarter.
Overall for the three-day stretch Huntsman said, “We’ve been working really, really hard and trying to move the ball a little better and I feel that in the last couple of days we have really done that. Our inside game is starting to peak and we have a great outside game with our guards.”
All of the girl’s games, except one, now through the end of the regular season will be league games.
On Tuesday, Jan. 21, PVHS outscored visiting Lund 25-1 in the second quarter and rolled to a 65-17 league win. Kimberly Lewis had 16 points and Kali Hosier 12 for Pahranagat. Alonda Dowl had 10 points for Lund.
This gave Pahranagat (15-4, 3-0) a half-game lead over Tonopah in the league.
The Panthers big game at home this week is with Tonopah on Friday, then the girls travel to Beaver Dam, Arizona Saturday for the last non-league game of the year.