The Blanco Lady Panthers slammed the Comfort Deer, 62-34, on Tuesday, February 1, securing a playoff spot for the Blanco team. With a halftime score of 27-20, the Panthers turned up their offense adding 35 points in the second half, while running a stifling defense that allowed the Deer only 14 points in the second half.
Micaela Klein was high-point scorer for Blanco, exploding the nets with 26 points. Abbey Weaver pumped in 11 points with Justine Cooley and Kayla Martinez each scoring 8. Susannah Campbell added 3 points, while Meaghen Seales and Felicia Skillman scored 2. Lindsey Jenkins and Elise Edmondson each made 1 point.
The Blanco Junior Varsity girls snagged a win over the JV Comfort Deer, 26-24. Ashlea Harvey led the team with 7 points, followed closely by Maria Avila with 6. Autumn Collins sank 5 points. Deanna Sevilla, Natalie Stahmann, Megan Wier, and Taylor Guinn each scored 2 points.
The Varsity Lady Panthers played their final district match-up against the Harper Lady Horns on Saturday, February 5. Originally scheduled for Friday, the game was delayed due to ice and snow on roads and bridges.
The Panthers lost to the Horns, 46-54. Klein led Blanco with 15 points. Jenkins scored 11 with Cooley sinking 9. Skillman added 6 points and Martinez made 5 points.
The Panthers finish second in District with a 6-2 record. Tentatively, a playoff game is scheduled for Tuesday, February 15 against either Brady or Ballinger.