In a battle of NLL teams, the visiting Cats of Napoleon beat Maumee 51-49. The Panthers had led after the first quarter (12-10), the second quarter (22-17), and third quarter (36-29), but could not hold it as the Wildcats hit some clutch shots and the Panthers hit 1 of 7 shots inside the paint.
Even though the Panthers have three starting seniors, the Panthers are young using freshmen Jaden Walker (11 min) and Jayvon Hutchinson (6 min) along with Sophomore Cole Graetz in the last few games.
David Walker paced Maumee with 27 points; Garret White added 10 points, 8 rebounds & 3 blocks and Reed Geiger posted 5 points & 3 rebounds, despite tonight’s loss to Napoleon.
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This is a very young team with only 2 returning varsity players while having 1 Senior, 8 Juniors, 1 Sophomore and 2 Freshman experiencing varsity play for the first time this year.
The Panthers sit at 2-9 (1-5 in the NLL). This teams strengths are, they work hard, enjoy each other (team chemistry), and are getting better each week. Our team areas of struggles are, shooting percentage inside the paint and turnovers.
Our Freshman team sits at 6-5 and JV team sits a 7-4.