Panthers, Lady Birds to collide in district championship game


PALMYRA, Mo. — Sydney Compton and Clare Williams each scored five first-quarter points as the Palmyra girls basketball team built a 10-point advantage and rolled to a 49-38 victory over Macon in Wednesday night’s Class 3 District 6 semifinals.

The Tigerettes scored 15 second-quarter points to trim the deficit to six at halftime, but the Panthers limited them to nine points in each of the final two quarters. Macon had just one field goal and four free throws in the first quarter and never took the lead.

Compton, the junior forward who scored her 1,000th career point during the game, finished with a game-high 14 points, while Williams had 12 points and Candra King added 10.

Top-seeded Palmyra (19-6) will face second-seeded South Shelby (21-6) at 6 p.m. Friday in the district championship game.

South Shelby knocked off Highland 52-48 in the other semifinal.

Charlie Roush led the Lady Birds with 14 points, while Hannah Gaines added 12 points and Belle Roush chipped in with 11. Chevie Sharpe and Keera Rothweiler led the Cougars with 16 points apiece.

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