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December 22, 2013

Injuries hinder girls' efforts in Newton

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"Jamie Hunt gave us good minutes off the bench during that time and made several plays," Uitermarkt said. "In the third I was really happy with how things went as we took the lead, but then let Newton back in it late in the third which proved to be the turning point in my mind.
 
"In the fourth quarter things went bad for us as we started to turn it over and force things.  Both of these things led to easy baskets for Newton and the momentum changed in a hurry.  We gave up 27 points in the fourth quarter. Our goal is to keep teams in single digits each quarter so we obviously fell way short of that," Uitermarkt added. 

Hunt ended the game with six points. Cunningham was the lead scorer with 14, followed by Carter with 10, Emily Wallace with seven, Ashley Hawkshead with six and Ricki Hail with four. 

"Hopefully Christmas break will give us a chance to get healthy and injuries healed so we can have a strong second half," Uitermarkt said. "We are 5-2 which is not too bad, but we also understand that we could easily be 7-0 at this point."

The Panthers are scheduled to travel to Norwalk for a boys' and girls' double-header on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. That Friday night, Jan. 10, Knoxville boys and girls will play host to Pella. 

 

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