The Lady Panthers continued their long dominance of Lake Mead with a 49-32 win over the Eagles, Dec. 29.
Pahranagat has now won 13 straight since 2007, and only twice in that time has Lake Mead scored more than 30 points.
Shelbi Shaw had 12 points to pace Lake Mead, but the Eagles were just terrible at the foul line, going 4-for-23. Meanwhile, Pahranagat Valley had six foul-shot attempts and made two.
The Pahranagat girls had seven players in the scoring column. Morgan Harris scored 16 points and Taylor Higbee added 15. McKenzie Poulsen and Jessica Brede contributed five points each.
Just five players for Lake Mead scored, with Shaw being the team leader.
The first half was a flip-flop in each quarter. Lake Mead took a 10-5 lead, but the Panthers turned that around with a 10-5 quarter of their own to tie the low-scoring game at 15 at halftime.
Pahranagat came on strong in the second half. They put up 19 points in the third quarter and 15 in the fourth period while holding Lake Mead to only 17 points the entirety of the second half.
On Jan. 4, Pahranagat (3-8) goes to Hawthorne for a non-league matchup with Mineral County to start the new year. According to MaxPreps.com, this will be the first meeting between the two teams since before 2005. Mineral County (3-6) has not played since Dec. 8, but has won their last two games.
As 2019 begins, the top 1A girls teams statewide are all northern division schools, Coleville (8-1), Eureka (9-2), McDermitt (8-2), and Wells (10-2). None of them had games during the Christmas holiday break.
Pahranagat has another non-league game at Virgin Valley on Jan. 12 and begins league play by hosting Beaver Dam, Jan. 15, and Beatty, Jan. 18.