Wednesday night at Lakeville North Senior High School the Lakeville North Panthers hosted the Hastings Raiders in the first round of the section 1AAAA tournament. This game was on sided early as the Panthers were able to jump out to a 11 point lead just with in the first five minutes. Climbing their way back was Hastings, chipping away at the lead by getting behind the Panther’s full court press for some easy drives to the basket getting them within a few possessions of the lead.
Unfortunately for the Raiders 8 points was the closest they would get to Lakeville North as the Panthers were able to balloon out the lead to 20 by the midpoint of the second half. Great performances all around for the Panthers led by senior center Mckenzie Hoelman, she was tied with Taylor Stewart with 14 points to lead all scorers. Suffocating defense for Lakeville North, with use of the full court press they made it difficult for the Raiders to even inbound the ball at times during this game.
An overall domination on both sides of the ball for the Panthers as they win this one big 68-35.
Up next for the Panthers they await the winner of the match-up between Owatonna and Northfield, you can find that game with us Saturday Night starting at 6:30 pm on 95.5 FM KRDS.