Lady Panthers rally for win in opener

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

The game may not have been a thing of beauty, but its outcome looked pretty good to the Frankfort High Lady Panthers.

FHS opened its girls basketball season Monday night with a 48-42 come-from-behind victory over Harrodsburg at F.D. Wilkinson gym.

"This is my last year, and it was our first game of the year," FHS senior Brittany Wilson said. "We weren't going to lose to Harrodsburg."

But the Lady Panthers made it exciting. They trailed 11-9 after the first quarter and 23-20 at halftime, then fell behind 31-20 at the beginning of the third period as Harrodsburg opened the second half with eight straight points.

"It wasn't pretty at all," FHS coach Nikki Smith said. "It's not what I expected. I thought we'd come out strong, but we came out flat. We had that one spurt in the fourth quarter where we really stepped up a little bit."

After falling behind by 11 points early in the third quarter, Frankfort's Brittni Wilhoite banked in a jumper from the lane for a 31-22 score.

That started a six-point run by FHS as Brittany Howard and Megan Roberts both scored. At the end of the third quarter the Lady Pioneers were ahead 39-32.

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