Greene County Rams

Panorama and Greene County split a non-conference high school basketball doubleheader last night heard on KG98 and streamed on www.raccoonvalleyradio.com fromt he middle school gym in Jefferson. The two games were as different as night and day as the Panthers won 75-25 in the girls’ game and the Rams took the boys’ contest 73-72.

Sophomore Payton Beckman scored 22 of her game high 30 points before halftime as the Panthers rolled to their eighth win in a row and now stand at 8-2. Sophomore Laci Rishel had 17 points and all 15 Panthers saw playing time. Senior Izzy Bravard made a career best four goals from three-point range and she finished with 16 points.

The Rams led the boys game 42-23 just before intermission, then held a 42-25 advantage at the half, largely behind senior Carter Morton’s 28-point first half. Morton finished with a career best 36 points. Sophomore Bryce Stalder hit a career high in points for the second straight game and he finished with 19.

Panorama had 15 points from Malachi Peasley, 14 by Michael Allen, and 12 from Zach Rizutti. Both teams made 12 goals from three-point range and the twelfth of the night for the Panthers by Lucas Lieferman tied the game late at 72-72 as Panorama came all the way back. Morton was fouled with 5.1 second remaining and made the second of two free throws for a one point Greene County lead. The Panthers worked the ball up the floor quickly with no time outs and missed a last second shot.

Greene County stopped a six game losing streak and improved to 2-7 while the Panthers dropped to 6-4.

The Rams don’t play until Friday when they host Gilbert in a girl/boy doubleheader on KG98 and streamed on www.raccoonvalleyradio.com.