The Panthers clashed with the Karnes City Lady Badgers for Bi-District at the Luling High School gym on Tuesday, February 12. Blanco outscored Karnes City for the win, 50 – 41.
Leslie McClinton ripped the nets for 18 points. Lexee Jenkins added 11 points. Jamie McClinton made 6, with Charlsey Smith scoring 5. Abbie Culton and Meaghen Seales each sank 4 points. Payton Saravino scored 2.
On Friday, February 15, the Panthers met the Boling Lady Bulldogs at the Flatonia High School gym to battle for the Area title. The game was a close, exciting match up. The score was tied 56 – 56 with 26.6 seconds remaining in the game. The Bulldogs scored a basket and two free throws to take the game 56 – 60. Charlsey led the Panthers with 13 points. Lexee scored 11, with Leslie adding 9. Abbie made 8, with Jamie sinking 7 points. Meaghen scored 4 and Payton made 2.
The Panthers return 9 of 10 varsity members, losing only one senior to graduation, Leslie, who has scored a 15.2 point game average this year.