Lady Panthers run rough shot over Marion County

Published 5:40 pm Saturday, December 21, 2019

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AMERICUS – The Americus-Sumter girls’ basketball team (ASHS) ran rough shot over Marion County 102-39 on Friday, December 20, at Americus-Sumter High School.

ASHS senior guard Jelissa Reese continued to be a scoring machine as she led the Lady Panthers with 32 points. Three other ASHS players scored in double figures. Trinity Jackson scored 16 points, Trinity Jones scored 11 and Tiffani Goodman chipped in 10 points in the winning cause.

The Lady Panthers did to MC what they have done to most of their opponents this season. They used their swarming, relentless defensive pressure to force turnovers and scored points off those turnovers. By the end of the first quarter, ASHs had a 34-5 lead. That first quarter was all it took for the Lady Panthers to take full control of the game from that point onward.

With the win, ASHS stays undefeated at 10-0 and are 5-0 in the Region 1-AAAA standings. They are also ranked number 1 in the state in Class AAAA and are ranked eighth in the state in all classifications. According to, the Lady Panthers are ranked 282 nationally, making them amongst the top 300 high school girls’ basketball programs in the country.

They will try to stay undefeated when they host Bainbridge on Saturday, December 21, at 6 p.m.

The last time these two teams met on Saturday, November 29 in Bainbridge, the Lady Panthers won 64-37.