The Pennfield High School varsity boys’ basketball team welcomed league co-leader Western High School to Pennfield last night in a key second round I-8 match up. Pennfield was looking to avenge a loss from earlier in the season at Western. The host Panthers led 9-6 after the first quarter and 23-21 at the half. They extended the lead to 33-29 after three quarters, only to see the visiting Panthers come from behind to secure a hard fought victory 49-46. Pennfield falls to 7-6 overall and 5-4 in the I-8.
The Panthers were led in scoring by freshman, Luke Davis with 16 points. Sophomores, Ryne Petersen and Shawn Gardner added 11 points and 10 rebounds respectively. Senior, Kyle Liggett contributed 8 points.
The varsity boys’ basketball team will return to the court on Friday, February 8th when they host I-8 rival Marshall High School. Game time is scheduled for 7:30pm.