Basketball

Panthers win their fourth straight game

Photos by Ray Hamill/HumboldtSports.com – McKinleyville’s Owen Hamm in action against Brookings-Harbor on Friday.

They’re still a work in progress, but the McKinleyville Panthers are finding ways to win games early in the season.

On Friday they won for the second time in two days at the Logger Classic, getting the better of Brookings-Harbor 59-43 and stretching their winning streak to four straight.

And while the offense is still coming together, the Mack defense has played a pivotal role in the winning streak.

“I thought we played well enough in the second half to pull away,” head coach Cindy Semore Clancy. “I thought we picked up our defensive effort in the second half.”

Owen Hamm and Cody Whitmer both continued to play well for the Panthers, who improved to 5-3.

McKinleyville’s Jack Clancy

Hamm finished with 20 points, while Whitmer scored 19.

Semore Clancy was also happy with the play of her bench players, whom she said did a good job executing the offense.

The Panthers continue tourney play at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

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