The Franklin-Simpson Wildcats came to town on Friday night for a district doubleheader against a depleted Panther squad. The Lady Panthers were missing A’miyah Collier who averages 14.2 points per game. The Panthers were short two starting Seniors. The boys fell 72-54 after the Lady Panthers started the night with a 53-31 loss.

Jackson Hampton led the Panthers with 15 points and was 1-for-1 from the free throw line. Xavier Coleman had 12 on the evening while shooting 8-of-9 from the charity stripe. Layne Steele stepped up big for the Panthers with 11 points, including three 3-pointers.

Andrew Dowlen led the team in rebounds with six.

The Panthers are scheduled to play at home this evening.

The Lady Panthers have a new member of the 1000 point club. Anastasia Dowlen scored her 1000th point against Franklin-Simpson on Friday. Dowlen was already a member of the 1000 rebound club, and she is only a Junior.

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