Recap of Panther Basketball vs. Chemeketa CC
On Wednesday, January 16th, the Panthers played the Chemeketa Storm at home, in the Cascade gym. The Women’s team play first with a rock start with Chemeketa having leading at the end of the second quarter; 41 to 15. Yet the women’s team were not going to go down without a fight, scoring 36 points in the last two quarters. Even though Chemeketa won 65 to 51, our panthers left everything out on the court. A few players that stood out during Wednesday’s game were Taryn Dominguez (32), Emily Turpin (20), and Clare Faber (22).
Watching the men’s team warm up drills, you can tell they are all tuned machine. As soon as the tip of began, the back and forth battle began. Chemeketa scored the first point of the game but Panther Kadeem Strickland (10), scoring the first point of the game, yet Chemeketa ended up with the lead by half time with the lead, 37 to 29. Yet this was no how the Panther’s were going to let the game go on their home turf. Mike Landi (22), started the turnaround scoring the first points of the second half. Then came Kadeem Strickland and Brendan Ritschard (11) leaving everything out on the court. Strickland Scored 12 points including two three-pointers and Ritschard scoring 13 points including three three-pointers. Panthers wouldn’t give up which is how they made a 52 point come back in that second half possible.
Panther’s Basketball next game on Wednesday January 23rd, at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, women at 5:30 pm and men at 7:30 pm. The next home game at the Cascade Gym on Saturday January 26th, at 5:30 pm. General admission is $5 and students are $2.