In Class 5A, Katy Paetow(Pay-toe) is 9-0 in district play heading into a big matchup with Magnolia…
Paetow pushing the pace early, the kick out to Joel Delva and he knocks down the three for the Panthers.
Then it’s defense leading to offense for Paetow, David Bradley with the steal and he goes coast to coast for the easy layup.
Time winding down in the first, Davion Sargent launches the long three at the buzzer and it’s good, Panthers up by 5.
Magnolia picks up the tempo in the 2nd, Connor Lindvall running the break and finishes for the transition bucket.
Later, it’s Andrew Bauer on the run, he pulls up and shows off the range as he knocks down three of his game-high 15 points.
And then at the end of the half, Hezekiah Livings lets it fly for three at the horn, he drains it and Magnolia leads by six at intermission.
Paetow battles back in the 2nd half. Trevor Frank hits the three on the inbounds play for the Panthers.
More sharpshooting from the Panthers, EJ Roberts spots up in the corner and splashes home the three.
Then some defense for Paetow, Frank rips the ball loose for the steal and takes it all the way for the easy layin.
Later, it’s Sargent on the run for the Panthers, nice move to finish for two of his team-high 13 points and Katy Paetow clinches the program’s first playoff berth with a 54-49 win over Magnolia.