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Panthers open season with win over Springfield Catholic, 69-52

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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 3:04 pm

The Mountain Grove Panthers opened their regular season play with a 69-52 win over Springfield Catholic.

The Panthers were up 18-8 after one quarter of play and held a 32-18 halftime lead.

Mountain Grove was able to stretch out its lead in the third quarter going up 50-32.

Brock Coffman led the scoring for Mountain Grove with 18. Cade Coffman and Treye Collins had 14; Carter Otwell, 10; Connor McNew, 6; Hayden Newberry, 4; Austin Williams, 2; and Gavin Veach, 1.

The Panther junior varsity also took a 58-49 win.

Catholic held an 11-6 lead in the first quarter and were up 27-22 at halftime. The Panthers outscored Catholic, 12-9, in the third quarter, but a big fourth quarter edge gave Mountain Grove the win. The Panthers outscored the Springfield team, 58-49, in the final period.

Noah McCallister led the Mountain Grove scoring with 14. Bryce Lauderdale had 13; John Felker and Dawson Hiler, 11; Patrick Lane, 5; and Dylan Massey and Drake Friend, 2.

The Panthers will host Dora on December 6.