Parkway senior Ashlynn Henderson tries a jumper during the Lady Panthers’ 58-34 home loss to Minster on Thursday evening. Henderson scored five points and dished out three assists for Parkway. (Times Bulletin/Pat Agler)
By John Parent
Times Bulletin Sports Editor
ROCKFORD — The Parkway Lady Panthers held visiting Minster to 22-for-55 (40 percent) shooting, but couldn’t overcome their own shooting woes and fell in Midwest Athletic Conference action, 58-34.
Parkway, who falls to 6-8 on the year, committed 19 turnovers in the contest while forcing only seven. They shot just 10-for-35 (28.5 percent) from the floor.
Minster put a strangle hold on this game early on, grabbing a 13-2 lead after the first eight minutes of play. Though things improved slightly for the Panthers in the second quarter, a 17-7 third period erased any thoughts of a Parkway comeback.
Parkway’s senior leadership of Cami Hellwarth, Sierra Fent and Raegen Bransteter weren’t enough on this night. Hellwarth and Fent, who each came in averaging double figures in scoring, were held to just four points apiece. They were a combined 2-for-12 from the field. Fent, however, did grab nine rebounds in the loss.
Bransteter was one of the few Panthers to turn in an efficient shooting night. She went 3-for-4 from the field and the same from the line. She also grabbed four rebounds.
One of the bright spots in the game was the play of reserve senior Ashlynn Henderson, who took advantage of her minutes by scoring five points and handing out a team-best three assists.
Score by quarters
Minster 13 11 17 17- 58
Parkway 2 7 7 18- 34
Sherman 3, Arnold 11, Luthman 2, Richard 7, White 0, McKenzie 6, Roelgerman 9, Wuebker 3, Arling 3, Trego 1, Prenger 1, Poeppleman 0, Fischer 11
Fent 4, Hellwarth 4, Heindel 0, Heckler 1, Henderson 5, Gehron 5, Bransteter 9, Walls 4, Rutledge 2