STORM LAKE - The Panthers' girls basketball team continues their quest for their first win of the season following Tuesday night's loss to Remsen St. Mary's, 52-31.
The Hawks used a 21-5 first quarter to build a 20-point halftime lead (34-14) en route to St. Mary's (0-11, 0-6 in NW Conf.) 11th loss of the season.
"We got off to a slow start tonight," said the Panthers' head coach Herb Besaw. "We had some turnovers and didn't shoot the ball very well in the first quarter."
St. Mary's was able to match Remsen in the second half, but they were unable to cut into the early deficit.
"We again made some adjustments to how we we're defending them, and it seemed to slow them down," said Besaw. "Once we got settled in we played much better both offensively and defensively. We still need to be able to play a complete game. We seem to have a quarter in the game we struggle to score and hang on to the ball. Then for two to three quarters we play basket to basket and do just fine."
Anyssa Lenhart turned in one of her best games of the season as she led the Panthers with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Cassie Todd added six points and two steals. Jen Dimig added three points and six boards.
St. Mary's has a two-game road trip on the schedule, starting Tonight night when they take on Graettinger-Terril. Saturday they head to Aurelia for a make-up game. Both games are set to tip-off at 6:30PM.