Tara Uitermarkt

Tara Uitermarkt turns the corner and looks to score for the Knoxville Panther basketball team.

Moving on down the line the Knoxville Panthers are off to a brilliant 5-0 start to the season.

The Lady Panthers started slow but as they game wore on they throttled the Chariton Chargers on the road Friday, Dec. 13, 64-27.

The league win puts the Panthers at 2-0 in league play.

In each of the last three KHS wins their opponents haven’t scored 30 points.

Knoxville held quarter leads of 12-6, 32-19 and 57-25.

Katie Keitges, Maggie Wilkins and Tara Uitermarkt all hit double digits for Knoxville.

Keitges was the leader with 25 points, followed by Wilkins with 17 and Uitermarkt with 12.

Rounding out the KHS offense were Marley McKay with five points, Emma Dunkin four and Charlee Heffron one point.

Knoxville struggled at the foul line hitting only 11-of-24 attempts.

McKay was the board leader for KHS with 11 and in steals with five.

Chariton slipped to 2-3 overall with the loss and to 2-1 in the league.

Perry Bell can be reached at sports@journalexpress.net or by calling the newsroom at 641-842-2155.

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