The Cowanesque Valley girls basketball team started last week with an eight point loss at the hands of the Northern Potter.

The Lady Panthers attacked the Cowanesque Valley defense in the first quarter to jump out to a 21-8 lead. The Lady Panthers were led by Abbi Anderson with nine points.

After a slow start the Lady Indians rallied on defense to hold Northern Potter to just seven points in the second quarter. Jessie Hummel led the Lady Indians with six points in the quarter. Northern Potter led 28-18 at halftime.

Coming out of halftime the Lady Indians continued to chip away at the Lady Panthers lead. The defense continued to play hard and held Northern Potter to six points. On offense the Lady Indians were led by Karmen Short with four points. After three quarters, the Lady Indians had whittled the Northern Potter lead down to just four points.

The Lady Panthers outscored Cowanesque Valley 15-11 to put an end to any hope of a Cowanesque Valley comeback, and secure a 49-41 victory.

Hummel finished the night with 12 points to lead Cowanesque Valley.

Abby Ackley had 10 points for Cowanesque Valley in the loss.

For Northern Potter Abbi Anderson led the scoring with 17 points.

Mirissa Bliss and Courtney Martin each had 13 points for Northern Potter.

Saturday night the Lady Indians had a chance to erase the memory of the loss when they took on Northeast Bradford.

Short had a hot hand Saturday night, she started the game with eight points in the first to lead the Indians. Cowanesque Valley scored 17 points in the first quarter and led by seven heading into the second.

The Lady Panthers responded in the second and held Cowanesque Valley to seven points over the next eight minutes. Northeast Bradford’s resurgent second quarter had them within three points at halftime.

After the halftime break both teams came out attacking the net. Northeast Bradford dropped 21 points in the third to take a three point lead heading into the fourth.

Short kept the Lady Indians in the game with six points to lead Cowanesque Valley in the third.

Short again led the offense in the fourth quarter, where she had seven points. Makayla Vargeson was responsible for two three pointers in the fourth as part of an 18 point quarter for the Lady Indians. Northeast Bradford scored 15 over the last eight minutes but at the end of regulation were tied with Cowanesque Valley, forcing overtime.

The Lady Indians dominated the overtime period with four points from Vargeson and two from Short and Hummel. The strong overtime quarter gave Cowanesque Valley a 66-62 victory at home.