Panthers sweep Trailblazers

Published 10:08 pm Thursday, January 6, 2022

Northside’s girls and boys returned to the court for the first time in over 14 weeks and made the most of it with a doubleheader sweep against the TEACH Homeschool Trailblazers at home Thursday night.

Senior Shyanne Buck led three Panthers in double figures with 16 points as the girls stayed undefeated with a 55-20 victory.

Northside (5-0) jumped out to a 13-0 lead and steadily increased the advantage despite substituting freely.

“It was good to get back on the floor after the break and everyone played a lot,” coach Michelle Leathers said. “We played a lot of different combinations, which helps me see who works best together. It will help us in conference to develop our depth.”

Sophomore Mariah Jones scored 15, while senior Hensley Jordan had 10.

The boys moved to 6-1 with a 62-44 victory. They led 35-24 at halftime, then built a 20 point advantage early in the fourth quarter.

“We had moments where our transition offense was very good and other times when we tried to force things and turned the ball over,” coach Jared Adams said. “They made a couple of runs at us in the first half, which forced us to play through adversity.”

Sophomore guard Quayshawn Artis led the scoring with 16 points. Post player Hunter Braddy had 14, while seniors Fortino Beltran and Keifer Boyd had 12.