Updated Thu, Feb 13, 2014 9:03 am
The Southeastern Lady Panthers pounced out to an early 10-0 lead to start the game and that proved too difficult for the struggling Lancers to overcome. The Panthers’ paws were too rough for Federal Hocking to joust, as the Lancers fell 56-33.
The Lady Panthers controlled the pace of the game from the tipoff and finished the first quarter with a 16-2 lead over the Lancers. Cheyenne Singer scored the only basket for Fed Hock, who shot a mere 1 of 8 from the field.
The Lancers continued to struggle in the second quarter, allowing Southeastern to double its point total. Head coach Jeff McKibben changed his game plan in the second half and switched from a zone to a man defense.
An air ball started the third quarter of play and served as an indication for the rest of the quarter. The Lancers started to show a glimpse of hope in the third quarter defensively but failed to find a scoring groove. Fed Hock held Southeastern to 7 points in the third quarter of play but failed to cut away at the deficit because the Lancers only scored six points themselves. Southeastern’s press caused trouble for the Lady Lancers all night, which resulted in 17 turnovers. Meghan Thompson led the way for the Lancers with 11 points while Singer added 7 points and 4 rebounds.
Logan Goebel netted 13 points while Taylor Brown added 8 in the winning effort for the Lady Panthers.
Although the Lady Lacers are closing the 2013-14-season chapter in their history books, McKibben has a lot to look forward to in the future. Singer, Whitney Gillian, and Ashton Cale will hang up their jerseys for the final time this season, but the Lancers will have a bright future with starters Megan Thompson, Carley Tabler, and freshman Destiny Tabler.