Pahranagat Valley, the defending champion, opened league play Jan. 15 with an overwhelming 52-6 rout of Beaver Dam in Alamo.
The Diamondbacks had only two points in each of the first three quarters and zero in the fourth quarter. They just couldn’t get the ball to go in the basket.
Since 2005, Pahranagat Valley has limited a team twice to just six points in a game, once against Sandy Valley in 2009, and again against Word of Life in 2014.
Now the Lady Panthers will be able to focus only on league games until the regular season finale, a non-league meeting with White Pine on Feb. 14 in Alamo.
Coach Amy Huntsman said, “We’ve been working hard this season and have played a lot of larger schools, played with a lot of injuries, so hopefully it’s finally starting to come together. It was our defense in this game [Beaver Dam] that was the key to the entire pace of the game and everything.”
Morgan Harris was game-high with 18 points. Pahranagat jumped out to a 17-2 lead in the first quarter.
McKenzie Poulsen had 12 points for the Panthers. For the Diamondbacks (2-6, 1-2), Alexi Frickberg, Vanessa Quevedo and Jeimi Hermosillo each had two points.
In 2012, the Lady Panthers did a complete shutout of a team when they topped Calvary Chapel, 35-0. Bailee Hosier scored 14 points that day.
On Jan. 12, in a non-league game at Mesquite, Alexis Boatwright scored 13 points to lead Virgin Valley to a 57-30 win over the Panthers. Nathalie Lagamao added 12 points and teammate Melodie Martinez tallied 11.
Morgan Harris was the top scorer for the Pahranagat girls, with nine points.
As Southern League play is now underway , Green Valley Christian has the best overall record at 5-4. Meanwhile, Pahranagat Valley, the defending 1A state champion and two-time defending league and league tournament champions, is now 4-10 and 1-0 in league
This Friday, the Panthers play their second league game as they host Beatty (1-4). The Hornets have not played since Dec. 15.