Lady Panthers move into regional finals

Lady Panthers move into regional finals

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Lady Panthers move into regional finals

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The Norfork Lady Panthers continued their successful postseason run with a 42-40 victory over the Bay Lady Yellowjackets in the semifinals of the 1A Region 2 Tournament on Friday night at Hillcrest Elementary School in Lynn.

Norfork (28-10) now is scheduled to face the Izard County Lady Cougars at 6 p.m. Saturday in the championship game. Norfork and Izard County have met three times this season with the Lady Cougars winning two of those meetings.

Freshman Marleigh Dodson led the Lady Panthers with 20 points, while Cheyenne Acklin added seven, sophomore Mary Miller notched six, sophomore Kelcy Acklin totaled five, and Abbie Belding and freshman Ivy McGowan chipped in two points apiece.

Norfork led 11-8 after one quarter and 19-15 at halftime before Bay rallied for a 31-30 lead after three. The Lady Panthers hit 5 of 8 free throws down the stretch to hold off the Lady Yellowjackets.

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