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Fillies finish 1-3 on the road

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The 2017-2018 Panola College Fillies Basketball Team.

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The Fillies began the week of November 27-December 2 at Southern- Shreveport displaying a solid offensive stance. Every Fillies scored in the 105-39 rout. Sophomore Nailah Blount led the charge with 22 points as Daria Eremeeva posted yet another double-double with 16 points and 10 rebound.

On Wednesday November 29, the Fillies continued conference play as they headed to Lufkin to play Angelina College. The Fillies found themselves going into the break with a 9 point lead. A third quarter scoring drought would allow Angelina to outscore the Fillies come within 1 point at 51-50.

Neither team could score the ball much as the fourth quarter progressed. The Fillies would secure a stop and the ball with under 10 seconds left. Eremeeva would secure a crucial offensive rebound with .92 seconds left. With the game sitting at 60-61 with Angelina up, Ereemeva would step to the line and make 1 of 2. This would allow the Fillies five more minutes in overtime.

In overtime the Fillies found themselves down 7. With under 2 minutes the Fillies would step to the free throw line to tie or take the lead. Sophomore Patience Okpe would make 1 of 2. With the game tied, Angelina would secure an offensive rebound and make a 1 of the 1 and 1 free throws as they drew the foul. The Fillies would have an empty possession that would lead to a basket by Angelina. With 1 second left the Fillies were unable to connect on the last second shot, falling 70-73.

The Fillies would have a quick turnaround as they headed to Houston to face the ladies of San Jacinto. The Fillies would not produce the best shooting night, as they shot 14% from deep and only 50% from the floor. After being down 14 heading into the third quarter, the Fillies would fight back, coming within three points.

The fight would not be enough as they would fall 73-77. Okpe led the Fillies with 27 points and dished out a game high 8 assist. Ekaterina Karchevskya would come off the bench to pour in season best 15 points. Ereveema posted another double-double with 12 points and 10 boards.

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