Leader Blues

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

SPORTS>>Lady Panthers fall in finals

Leader sportswriter

BENTONVILLE — The Cabot Lady Panthers made it to the final round of the Bentonville Invitational basketball tournament over the weekend. They met Lake Hamilton in the championship game, falling 33-29 in a defensive struggle.

Senior post player Shelby Ashcraft led the Lady Panthers in both scoring and rebounding against the Lady Wolves. The Arkansas-Little Rock signee had 13 points, six rebounds and five steals..

The Lady Panthers hit over 55 percent in the two previous games leading up to Saturday’s final round, but ended up a dismal 11 of 41 from the floor. Lake Hamilton did not fare much better, shooting just 36 percent from the floor.

The Lady Panthers are now 6-2 on the year. Cabot took on Pulaski Academy last night in a game played after Leader deadlines.