In girls varsity action Friday night, it was the Eagles of Fayette who came out on top over the Stryker Panthers, 55-36.

Kaela Seiler set the pace for the Eagles, scoring 13 points, but the key to the Fayette victory was the fact the Eagles had four players who scored double digits, as opposed to the Panthers whose only double digit scorer was Conner Varner, who scored 23 of the 36 Panther points.

The contest was fairly even in the stat column, as both teams had 18 fouls, 14 turnovers, and two made three pointers, and Fayette had a slim 31-25 rebounding edge, and an even slimmer advantage when it came to free throws as Fayette made 13 to Stryker’s 12 free throws. The difference in the contest was the number of two point shots that were made, with the Panthers only able to sink nine of them, while Fayette was able to double that and sink 18 two point field goals.  The Eagles were able to do so by creating open shots, and feeding the open shooters the basketball, racking up 15 rebounds in the contest.

Scoring by quarter was as follows

Stryker: 1st 6, 2nd 4, 3rd 10, 4th 16
Fayette: 1st 13, 2nd 14, 3rd 11, 4th 17

Scoring for the Panthers was Conner Varner dropping an impressive 23, Connor Sullivan with six, Gabrielle Paxton had three, Ashley Harris scored two, and Christie Huston and Maddie Uribes both score one.

As for the Eagles, Kaela Seiler lead with 13, followed by Paige Keefer and Taylor Griffith both contributing 11, Alexis Fruchey dropped 10, Jessie Wheeler had eight, and Katelyn Bates finished with two points.

Fayette moves to 6-1 (3-0 in BBC play) on the season, and the loss drops Stryker to 4-3 (1-2 in the BBC).

-Mitchell Peebles

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