Basketball

Fast-paced Panthers pull away from the Huskies with big second quarter

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Photos by Ray Hamill/HumboldtSports.com – McKinleyville senior T-Ryan Stumpf in action against the Huskies on Tuesday night.

The McKinleyville Panthers opened their Big 5 boys basketball schedule with a statement performance on Tuesday night, beating Fortuna 77-67.

The Panthers took control with a big second quarter and never looked back, controlling the game with their intense pressure defense and creating several second and third opportunities with their dominance on the boards.

T-Ryan Stumpf continued to impress and is closing out his high school career with a bang, scoring a game-high 25 points in the win.

Sophomore Jack Clancy added 16 points, as McKinleyville outscored Fortuna 22-14 in the second quarter to lead by 12 at halftime.

Owen Hamm chipped in 15 points, while Jordan Brown, Carson Parker and Charlie Campbell each had five points.

The win was the second straight for the Panthers, who improved to 2-1 on the young season.

Senior Bo Cox led the way for the Huskies, who are now 1-1.

McKinleyville’s Owen Hamm looks to set up a play on Tuesday night.

Cox scored 15 points and pulled down nine rebounds, while teammates Branson Gans and Jaden Kelly each had 12 points.

Chas Schlesiger and Alfonso Medina both had eight points in the loss, while Matt Berti added seven.

The Panthers also won the JV game by a score of 68-63, with the Huskies taking the freshmen game 60-51.

 

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