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Basketball: Panthers hold off Henrietta

By Richard Greene | Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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The Paradise Panthers shot 80 percent at the free-throw line and made a second half surge to get past Henrietta Friday 49-46.

The Panthers moved to 2-3 in District 9-3A with their second straight win.

“It was a huge win for us as it gave us a victory over one of the teams ahead of us in the standings,” said Paradise coach Cody Chandler. “The boys played extremely hard and made several huge free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.”

Paradise finished 12-for-15 from the line.

Landry Norwood led the Panthers with 17 points. Cash Preather had 11.

Paradise was down 29-23 at halftime. The Panthers went on a 14-9 run to pull within one, 28-27, going into the fourth quarter. Paradise outscored Henrietta 22-18 in the final frame.

Paradise played host to Jacksboro Tuesday. It will welcome in City View Friday.

NOCONA 71, BOYD 59

The Nocona Indians outlasted the Boyd Yellowjackets 71-59 Friday.

Trey Gordon led Boyd with 22 points. Trace Moran had 12.

Boyd tried to rebound Tuesday against Bowie. The Yellowjackets close the first half of district Friday at Holliday.

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