Panthers struggling defensively

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

By Andrew Luberda

Superior Sun

The Panthers boys’ basketball team lost both games it played last week against Ft. Thomas and Joseph City. The Panthers’ defense is not stingy enough to help the team earn a few more victories.

There is little, if any, doubt that the inexperience of the Panthers’ young team is a contributing factor in its inability to perform better defensively. But make no mistake, the youngsters are talented enough to make the commitment to learn and adjust.

The Panthers have allowed an average of 66 points over their past five games. The Panthers have not scored that many points in any one game this season. It’ll a take a better effort defensively to get a win before the season’s end.

Freshman Nicolaus Cruz was the team’s leading scorer with 6 points in a lopsided loss at Duncan on January 17, 2014. Cruz was 2 for 3 from three-point range. Freshmen Austin Navarrette and Edgar Galindo each had 4 rebounds to lead the team.

After a home game versus Hayden on January 28, the Panthers will play two of their remaining three regular season games on the road. The first of the final three games is at Cibecue on January 31. All games tipoff at 7:00 p.m.

admin (7655 Posts)


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Suspect Arrested for Marijuana Grow in Oracle

    April 23rd, 2015
    by

    On Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 at 4:07 p.m. citizens from the Neighborhood Watch Program in Oracle reported suspicious activity at […]


    Head Start celebrates Week of the Young Child with field trips, father-kid activity

    April 22nd, 2015
    by

    Superior – According to Teresita Olmos, April has been a great month at Superior Head Start, with the students learning a little something about the joys of springtime growth and renewal.


    Panthers pick up much needed win versus Miners

    April 22nd, 2015
    by

    Superior Sun After losing four-straight games, the 10th-ranked Panthers’ baseball team was in desperate need of win heading into last Friday’s game against the eighth-ranked San Manuel Miners.


    Lady Panthers hold off fourth-ranked Miners

    April 22nd, 2015
    by

    Superior Sun After suffering a loss at fourth-ranked San Manuel earlier last week, the sixth-ranked Lady Panthers returned the favor in an 8 – 7 victory against the defending back-to-back


  • Stories Just For You

    RAY ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

    April 22nd, 2015
    by

    Ray Booster Club Athletes of the Week are: Shannon Pitner (HS track), Ashley Ortiz (HS softball), Elisia Rodriguez (HS softball), Jeron Coleman (HS track), Romeo Varley and Brittany Smitch (JH track)


    Three wins results in undefeated season for RJH Softball

    April 22nd, 2015
    by

    The RJH softball team looking to stay undefeated going into Saturday’s Championships in Eloy had one home game and two away games remaining on the schedule.


    Family of golfers

    April 21st, 2015
    by

    Three generations of Noriegas teamed up to tie for second place at the recent  Knights of Columbus charity golf tournament at SaddleBrooke Ranch.


    Wayne Newman competes at the Mt. SAC Relays in track and field, in Walnut, Calif.

    April 21st, 2015
    by

    Wayne Newman traveled to Walnut, Calif. from Lipscome University to compete in the Mt. SAC Relays for Lipscome University, Nashville, Tenn.


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather