The Watervliet Lady Panthers hosted a good Michigan Lutheran team on Tuesday night, and used very good first and third quarters to win 46-40. Watervliet entered the fourth quarter with a 14 point lead, but the Lady Titans kept the pressure on and cut the lead to 6 with a minute left to play. But Zoe Smith hit two clutch free throws to seal the game with 45 seconds left, pushing the lead back to 3 possessions.
Ariana Rowe played another strong game in the post, finishing with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Jaelyn Pitre sunk four 3’s, and also beat the halftime buzzer when she swished a 15 foot shot. Pitre finished with 14 points. Kara Liles and Taylor Shafer played great defense, while Celina Klimkiewicz and Vicky Smith provided a spark off the bench.
The Lady Panthers are now 1-1 on the season and will travel on Friday to take on a tough Martin team.
C. Klimkiewicz 4 points, 2 steals
V. Smith 4 points, 4 rebounds
M. Hutchins 2 points, 3 rebounds
Z. Smith 2 points, 3 assists, 6 rebounds
E. Koshar 2 points, 3 rebounds
T. Shafer 1 point, 4 steals, 5 assists, 4 rebounds
K. Liles 1 point, 6 rebounds, 2 steals