Panthers roll through Mountaineers, 60-42, on Senior Night

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Bailee Gaskins
PCHS junior Bailee Gaskins scored a game-high 20 points in Page County's 60-42 win over Madison on Jan. 23.

By Randy Arrington

SHENANDOAH, Jan. 23 — Page County posted a big Bull Run District victory, 60-42, over Madison County on Monday night that broke up a two-game losing streak as the Panthers celebrated Senior Night.

All four PCHS seniors — Alexis Frymyer, Montana Foltz, Jocelyne Rinker and Lauren Hensley — started Monday night’s district matchup, as the Panthers jumped out to a 16-12 advantage in the first quarter. Both Frymyer and junior Bailee Gaskins scored five points in the opening frame.

Madison got a pair of three-pointers from junior Annie Herrman, but the Mountaineers committed five turnovers in the first eight minutes . The woes of the visiting team would continue in the second quarter with seven more turnovers. Madison chalked up 12 of its 17 turnovers on the night in the first half. However, seven different Mountaineers put up points in the first two quarters.

Page County barely edged out Madison 14-12 in the second quarter, behind seven points from junior Adryn Martin. Despite Madison hitting more than 60 percent of its shots from the field in the first half, turnovers gave the Panthers more possessions and an opportunity to build a six-point lead, 30-24, heading into halftime.

Page would outpace the visitors 17-11 and 13-7 in the final two frames behind 11 points from Gaskins and six from freshman Ali Purdham. Madison’s shooting fell off to just below 50 percent in the third, and below 20 percent in the fourth where they hit only two shots from the floor.

Gaskins lead Page with a game-high 20 points, while Martin scored 12, Purdham had 11 and Frymyer added eight.

Madison County was lead by senior Jadira Smith with 10 points, followed by senior Whitlee Swink with nine and junior Evie Foster with eight.

With the win, the Panthers break over .500 for the season and move to 9-8 overall and 6-5 in the Bull Run District. Next up, Page will travel to Mt. View (4-13) on Wednesday before hosting Rappahannock (10-4) on Friday.

Madison suffered its 12th-straight loss and drops to 2-15 overall and 0-12 in the Bull Run. Next up, the Mountaineers will host East Rockingham (7-9) on Wednesday — their only other game this week.

For full schedules, rosters and standings — check out the Bull Run District website.

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