10The return of Madison Harris and Kalli Hosier seemed to spark the Pahranagat Valley girls basketball team to a win over visiting Beaver Dam last Friday.

The Panther girls put on a lot of pressure and created a lot of Diamondback turnovers in the first quarter and built up a 24-10 lead.

They kept the heat on throughout the rest of the game and came away with a 58-45 win. Alyson Egbert led the Panther girls with 12 points, Harris added 12 and Jamie Hansen had 10.

Beaver Dam coach Nate Keith thought it was the first quarter pressure by PVHS and the turnovers they created that was the real key to the game. “We had a hard time getting the ball across half court. They got up early and that was the difference. We haven’t seen a team that fast all year and that got a little bit nervous, and we made some mental mistakes at the beginning. Other than that, we stayed with them.”
The Diamondbacks (4-2, 2-2) were 5-for-11 at the line, and Alamo was 11-for-16 at the line.

Alamo coach Amy Huntsman was not available for comment.

Hosier said, “We have been working a lot at getting inside with our main post player (Egbert) and she used many of the moves to score we have been working on. We have all started to become a team.”

In Lund on Saturday, the girls won easily with the score believed to be 44-12.

This weekend the Lady Panthers (7-9, 3-0), tied for the league lead with Round Mountain (6-7, 3-0), again have a Friday, Saturday home and away situation, going to Tonopah (2-13, 1-2) on Friday and being at home on Saturday against Word of Life (0-4, 0-3).

They play at Adelson (2-4, 0-2) in Las Vegas Thursday Jan. 29