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Lady Panthers down Salem in opening round of Mtn. Grove Pharmacy Holiday Basketball Tournament

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Posted: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 3:40 pm

The Mountain Grove Lady Panthers took down the sixth seed in the opening round of the Mountain Grove Pharmacy Holiday Basketball Tournament. The Lady Panthers held an 11th seed.

Mountain Grove defeated Salem, 54-42.

The Lady Panthers trailed after one quarter of play, 11-10, but came back with a strong second period to take a 25-16 halftime lead.

Mountain Grove outscored Salem, 15-10, in the third period and did not allow Salem to close the gap in the final quarter.

Sadie Dugger led the Mountain Grove scoring with 28. Emma Loughridge had 8 points; Allison Griffin and Nichole Fletcher, 6; Katie Wolter, 4; and Rachel Loughridge, 2. Wolter also had 9 rebounds in the game.

The win matched the Lady Panthers up with third seed Licking in the second round. Mountain Grove fell to Licking, 59-34.

Licking went out to a 14-7 first quarter lead and held a 32-12 halftime edge.

The Lady Wildcats stretched out their lead with a 15-6 third quarter.

Dugger was the only Mountain Grove player in double figures with 10. Fletcher had 8;  Emma Loughridge, 5; Kacey Watson, 4;  Rachel Loughridge and Makenzie Berry, 3; and Wolter, 2.

The loss matched Mountain Grove with number two seed Plato in the first round of the fifth place bracket, and Plato took a 77-49 win.