KINGSLEY -- The Lady Panthers are picking up steam in the final stretch of the season and collected two home wins against West Monona and River Valley on Saturday and Tuesday.
K-P 64, West Monona 22
K-P established itself early in the game and jumped out to a 14-8 lead in the first quarter.
The Lady Panthers kept up their offensive effort while holding the Spartans to just two points in the second stanza, resulting in a score of 33-10 at halftime.
After the break, things went even better for K-P and it outscored West Monona 23-4 in the third period.
With a score of 56-14 going into the final eight minutes, several Lady Panthers gotsome valuable playing time off the bench.
A 8-8 tie in points scored in the fourth quarter led to the final score.
Marina Keck scored a game-high 27 points for K-P. She was followed by Danielle Groepper with 10 and and Kiana Phelps with nine points. Megan Meister had six assists.
On the defensive end, Keck led her team with nine rebounds. Phelps grabbed eight boards.
K-P 65, River Valley 37
In their third round Western Valley Conference tournament matchup, the K-P girls handed the winless Wolverines their 19th loss of the season.
"It's a good win. I'm proud of the girls," Lady Panthers coach Nicole Goodwin said.
Her team got off to a good start again and led 16-3 after the first quarter.
Things were evenly matched in the second stanza and both teams scored 13 points, leading to a halftime score of 29-16, Kingsley-Pierson.
The Lady Panthers took the upper hand again after the break and outscored River Valley 24-12 in the third stanza.
Going into the final eight minutes, K-P was sitting on a 53-28 lead.
Outscoring the Wolverines 12-9 in the game's closing stages, the Lady Panthers secured their 11th win of the season.
Groepper led her team with 23 points, followed by Keck with 15 and Phelps with nine.
Keck had nine rebounds for Kingsley-Pierson. Phelps grabbed eight boards and Groepper had six. Phelps also racked up five steals.
The Panthers (13-7) will play Woodbine on Thursday. The location is yet to be determined.