At Moapa on Tuesday, Matilda Thompson scored 24 points, including five three-pointers in the second half, as the Moapa Pirates routed the Panthers 64-25 after trailing at halftime.

Kinlee Marshall added 13 points for the Pirates, who outscored Pahranagat 53-11 in the second half as nine players got into the scoring column.

Madalyn Taylor scored 11 points to lead the Panthers. Alyson Egbert was next with six points.  Only five players scored for Pahranagat (3-3).

Unbeaten Moapa (5-0) used an effectively strong press defense in the second half to create numerous turnovers, scoring on nearly every opportunity with easy layups.

This past weekend, PVHS opened the season playing in the Wells Rural Electric Tournament and did quite well with three wins and two losses.

The girls, on Thursday,  played Owyhee, the defending state champion and the same school they beat in the state volleyball championship Nov. 12, but Owyhee prevailed 53-38, led by their star trio of Macee McKinney, Dayani Manning and Kaylani Smartt.

Two games were on tap for Friday, and Pahranagat won both,  35-28 over Eureka and 52-7 over Elko’s JV.

On Saturday, they played host Wells and lost 49-32 but bounced back later that day to down Jackpot 29-17.

Wells and Pahranagat will play again in Alamo next week. The Leopards are on their way down to Mesquite to compete in the Lady Bulldog Invitational. Wells has

beaten the Panthers two of the last three times they have played, but prior to that, PVHS won 8 in a row from 2006 to 2014.  

The first home games for the girls are this next week, Calvary Chapel and Wells Dec. 13 and 15. Pahranagat also plays in the Lady Bulldog Invitational Dec. 16-17 with Virgin Valley, Moapa Valley, Pahrump, Mohave, Dixie (St. George), Panguitch, Utah, Wells and others.  The Lady Panthers open Dec. 16 with Virgin Valley.

Before and after Christmas, the girls play the same teams the boys do, Lincoln County in Alamo Dec. 20 and at Lake Mead Dec. 29.