RANGELY | Rangely’s lady Panthers started their 2019-2020 campaign on Monday, Nov. 18. Returning for the Panthers are three seniors, Hannah Wilkie, Zoey Peck and Susan Gillard. Accompanying the seniors are juniors Kacie Lapp and Dixie Rhea; and sophomores Mary Scoggins, Adelynn Halcomb, Shauna Lapp, Aspen Low and Elyssa Byers will add to the core of the team. Sophomore Rayna Roberston will continue to meet expectations in the game. Coming in new to the program this year are six freshmen: Mackenzie Manchester, Kyrah Phelps, Rylee Allred, Kristiana Terry, Jazmine Talbot and Isabelle Heck.
Statistically, the Panthers will return four varsity contributors and two starters from the 2018-2019 team. Senior Hannah Wilkie will look to lead the team in scoring as she averaged 8.4 points per game in 2018-19. Junior Kacie Lapp will look to improve on her 2018-19 campaign of 2.8 points per game. Sophomore Mary Scoggins has asserted herself in the starting mix as she returns with an average of 2.5 points per game in 2018-19. The Panthers will utilize young talent between sophomore Adelynn Halcomb, Dixie Rhea and Elyssa Byers to round out the team.
The lady Panthers will look to get on the right foot as they take on the Green River Pirates from Wyoming at the Manila Holiday Classic. They defeated the Pirates in the 2018-19 campaign by a score of 42-15. The Pirates return their leading scorer in that game and will be a focus to stop for the lady Panthers in their first game. The girls will then take on the Manila Mustangs in their second game of the tournament and then close out the tournament with a game against Intermountain Christian School of Salt Lake City.
The lady Panthers play at home on Tuesday, Dec. 10 against the Bruins of Cedaredge. Junior Varsity will play at 3 p.m. followed by the varsity team at 4:30 p.m. On Friday, the Lady Panthers will travel to Telluride to take on the Miners. The lady Panthers will then close out the 2019 part of their season by hosting the Plateau Valley Cowboys on Dec. 20.
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