On the road at Indian Springs Jan. 25, Morgan Harris led all scorers with 16 points as the Pahranagat Valley girls rolled past the Thunderbirds, 47-10. It was the girls’ 14th straight win over the Thunderbirds since 2009.
McKenzie Poulsen also scored 11 points for Pahranagat Valley as the Panthers (7-10) won their fourth straight league game to stay unbeaten with a 4-0 mark.
The night before in Alamo, the Lady Panthers easily handled Word of Life 52-26. Harris again was the leader with 17 points and teammate Jessica Brede contributed 13.
Pahranagat had a strong 17-point second quarter and a 27-9 halftime lead. They faltered a bit in the third quarter but came back with a strong 15-point fourth quarter. At the foul line, they were 5-for-11.
Taliyah Wilson was high point for Word of Life with 12 points and the Eagles were 3-of-13 at the foul line.
The Lady Panthers have just one game this week at Sandy Valley on Friday.
They have two games next week, first at Beaver Dam, Feb. 7, and their
final home game of the league season, Feb. 8, against league newcomer Green Valley Christian.
The regular season finale will be a non-league matchup with defending Class 2A state champion White Pine in Alamo, Feb. 14.
As the month of February begins, the top 1A girls teams statewide are all northern division schools: Coleville (13-2), McDermitt (12-3), Eureka (13-4), Whittell (11-5), Wells (12-6), and Mineral County (11-6).
The highest-ranking team from the south is defending state champion Pahranagat Valley (7-10, 5-0).
Four teams from the Southern league will enter the regional playoffs along with four teams from the Central League, beginning at Reed High School in Reno, hosted by the Central League, Feb. 21-22.
At the same time, the West hosts the East-West league playoffs at Wooster High School and at Hug High School.
The combined finals for both leagues will be held at Wooster High Feb. 23 with the top two finalists advancing to the state tournament Mar.1-2 at The Orleans in Las Vegas.