FC Girls Basketball Update

The Fillmore Central Panthers were downed by the Superior Wildcats 45-33 in girls basketball Saturday, Jan. 8 at Geneva as the winners held the lead after each quarter.

The Panthers trailed 12-6 after the first quarter, trailed 23-13 at halftime, and then trailed 39-19 after the third period.

The Fillmore Central season mark fell to 5-7.

Fillmore Central connected on 5 of 7 from the line while the Wildcats hit 14 of 37 free throw attempts.

Individual Stats

Scoring- Norvell, 4, Loontjer 3, Broman 2, A. Malone 2, M. Malone 16, Maloley 3, Scott 3.

Team fouls– Fillmore Central-18, Superior-13.

The Fillmore Central Panthers were downed by the Sutton Fillies 50-28 in girls basketball Tuesday, Jan. 11 at Geneva.

Sutton stayed unbeaten at 11-0.

Sutton jumped in front 11-10 after the first quarter, and held an edge of 18-8 in the second quarter. Fillmore Central had an advantage of 10-9 in the third period to cut the deficit to 38-28 going into the final period.

“Jamie’s (VanKirk) ability to create offensively in impressive,” Panther coach Mark Madison said. “We were able to take the others out of the picture, bit it wasn’t enough. Once she saw a mismatch she could exploit, she attacked successfully all night. They have enough threats around her to hurt you if you do focus on stopping her with more people, too.”

The Fillmore Central season mark fell to 5-8.

Fillmore Central made 5 of 10 from the line while the Fillies hit 9 of 15 free throw tries.

Individual Stats

Scoring- Norvell 5, Loontjer 8, Broman 2, A. Malone 8, M. Malone 4, Maloley 1. Team fouls– Fillmore Central-19, Sutton-16.

The Fillmore Central Panthers topped the Wood River Eagles 43-33 in girls basketball Thursday, Jan. 13 at Geneva.

The Panthers fell behind 11-10 after the first quarter, led 20-16 after the second quarter, and then led 34-24 going into the fourth quarter.

“Our defense generated a large part of our offense against Wood River and Heartland,” Madison said. “It also forced Sutton into way more turnovers than they are accustomed to. When we are struggling offensively, that’s what we need to and we did it.

“Haley (Norvell), Heather (Broman) and Audrey (Malone) all had good games this week in terms of scoring. Their contributions were really needed this week and they delivered. As the season stretches on, their comfort shooting and attacking is improving. They make us tough to beat.”

Fillmore Central improved its season mark to 6-8.

Fillmore Central made 4 of 14 free throw attempts while the Eagles connected on 10 of 12 free throw attempts.

Individual Stats

Scoring- Norvell 9, Loontjer 4, Broman 12, A. Malone 4, M. Malone 4, Maloley 6, Scott 4.

Team fouls– Fillmore Central-8, Wood River-14.

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