Fillies take down TVCC

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Alex Morales

Patience Okpe, #5, led scoring against TVCC.

The Panola Fillies came out strong against the #6 team, Trinity Valley Community College, and won the game 70-63 on Wednesday, Dec. 10 in the A.J. Johnson Gymnasium.

“The Fillies put together a good team effort and remain undefeated at home,” said Eddie Kite, Head Coach.

The Fillies defense led to the victory. The Fillies began the game down 5-0 start from jump. After they settled in, the Fillies went on a 11-5 run and to take the lead. This would jump start a defensive stance that resulted in steals that led to a 36-27 half time lead.

The Cardinals would not lay down easily.  The Fillies saw their 11 point lead dwindle to 3. A strong defensive stance, forcing 6 turnovers and empty possessions, allowed Panola to head in to the last period with a 56-40 lead.

Despite being outscored 23 -14 the fourth quarter, the Fillies held on to the lead and won the game. Panola was led by Patience Okpe (21), Maryia Adashchyk (13), and Ekaterina Karchevskaya (10).

The Fillies return ​to action Saturday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. in Tyler.