Miller’s Magic Unable to Lift Pekin Girls Past Highland

Pekin’s Brooke Miller finds an open lane for two of her 23 points on the night. Photo by Sean Strohmayer
Sean Strohmayer
The News-Review

PACKWOOD—On January 9, the Pekin Panthers girls basketball team hosted the Highland Huskies for a Southeast Iowa Super Conference-North matchup. The Huskies snuck past the Panthers by a final score of 43-41.

The Huskies jumped out to a 5-1 after a quarter of play. Pekin came storming back to the tune of a 18-7 run in the second quarter to secure a 19-12 halftime lead. Highland stormed back to the tune of out-scoring the Panthers 13-8 to cut the Panthers lead down to two at 27-25. The Huskies kept the momentum going into the third en route to defeating the Panthers by a final score of 43-41.

Senior Brook Miller put on a show for Panthers fans, as she amassed 23 points on the night. The height of her heroics came when she hit a deep three pointer with a little over a minute left to the game at 41 apiece. The big scoring night from Miller was unable to lift the Panthers past the Huskies. 

The Panthers fall to 1-10 on the season, with a conference record of 1-5. They will return to action on January 10, when they host the Wapello Arrows.  




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