Panthers fall at home to Reeltown

Published 9:51 pm Thursday, January 11, 2024

The Lanett Panthers struggled to put away area foe Reeltown at home, falling to the Rebels 50-42. 

After three periods, the Panthers held just a two-point lead. The offense for Lanett lost its footing in the final period as they were outscored by the Rebels 20-10 to close out the game. The Panthers had a chance to pull within three with just 2:00 left on the game clock, but the Panthers could not find the basket and get stops in key spots. 

Free-throw shooting was a major problem for the Panthers, as the team connected on just eight of its 26 attempts from the charity stripe. 

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Nakia Bynum led the way for the Panthers with 12 points in the game. Bynum scored six of his points in the fourth period. 

Shamar Patterson followed Bynum with 11 points, and Ronnie Tucker Jr. followed Patterson with seven points. 

The loss dropped Lanett to 0-2 in area play. Up next for the Panthers is a matchup with Horseshoe Bend on Jan. 16.