(Photo by Joe Watson)

The North Lamar Pantherettes are Area Round champions after a dominating performance Friday night over Kaufman. North Lamar scored the first nine points of the game en route to a 52-31 win.

Once again the defense was on point as well. Kaufman only managed one point in the first quarter. It wasn’t until the game was 10 minutes old before they made their first field goal.

Meanwhile North Lamar put up 15 points in the first quarter. Four of the five starters scored in that opening quarter. The second quarter was the only down quarter for the Pantherettes as they were outscored 12-10.

After both teams traded baskets in the third quarter, North Lamar put the an exclamation point on the game in the fourth quarter. Going into the final frame, North Lamar led 36-24. Like they did in the first quarter, the Pantherettes scored the first nine points of the quarter to blow the game open at 45-24.

Scoring for North Lamar:
Allee Andrews - 1
Cydnie Malone - 14
Alexa Lane - 2
Hannah Kent - 2
Roselyn Spencer - 14
Maddie Walters - 10 Heavenly Johnson - 8

North Lamar will play Dallas Pinskston in the Regional Quarterfinal