The U16 boys got off to winning start in this years u16 NDL. It was a close game against a dogged younger opponent, with the lead swapping 3-4 times in the final minutes. Blair Leese came up big to tie the game at 49-49 in regulation time, then again with the match winner in overtime after Arran made his FT’s to tie the game at 51 a piece.
It was a good team performance with everyone contributing something at either end of the court.
A shout out to Dominic and Abdul making a step up from u14s and a strong performance from Kyle, Kenley and Arran winning rebounds and driving to the hoop. Team captain Nathan controlled the floor well and Scotty Strachan’s defense and unselfishness on offense were all factors in the result.
FINAL SCORE: PANTHERS 53 – 51 STIRLING KNIGHTS
A. Donaldson – 18
N Hall – 9
B. Leese – 8
The girls started off the season with two games in Perth. Coach Leo Harper was in charge of a team made up of girls from Panthers and Attack. The girls all got good court time and contributed at both ends of the court. Coach Leo Harper was impressed with his new look team and is looking forward to the season ahead.
FINAL SCORE: PANTHERS 40-13 POLONIA PHOENIX
FINAL SCORE: PANTHERS 37- 14 CITY OF EDINBURGH