Panthers unable to complete rally, fall to Wilcox

Published 1:05 am Saturday, November 16, 2013

Despite being without two key players, the Wilcox Central Jaguars squeaked out a 54-53 victory over the Southside Panthers.

The Panthers seemed to control the game and led for the entire first half, but three minutes into the second half Wilcox tied the game at 28. The teams fought back and forth in the fourth quarter, but a series of made free throws sealed the game for Wilcox.

Southside Coach Cedric Brown said his team played great in the loss and showed promise for the rest of the season.

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“Man, I’m just excited,” Brown said. “We fought hard to the end. There are some little things, like taking care of the ball and boxing out, that we need to work on but I think we have a great team this year.”


Wilcox Central 38 – Southside 28 (Girls)

The Wilcox Central Lady Jaguars took an early lead and never looked back, beating the Southside Lady Panthers 38-28.

Southside coach Jason Bothell said his team failed to generate enough offense to win the game.

“We couldn’t get the ball into the post,” Bothell said.

Southside pulled to within six late in the fourth quarter, but failed to capitalize on several open looks. Wilcox sealed the game after making several free throws