Panthers Break Away Late to Defeat Bruins

Zach Piatt

Sports Editor

The Northrop Bruins hosted their most hated rival Snider last night and were defeated 45-58 after a late Panther push sealed the deal.

Prior to the game both teams came together to honor and remember Peytin Chamble, a Snider girls basketball player and daughter of Northrop’s head coach Rod Chamble.

“It feels great to know you have people who care about you more than from a basketball aspect,” said Chamble.

Once the game started it was all business. Neither team could get much going offensively in the first quarter as there were many sloppy turnovers. The rivalry got heated early with a double technical foul called on a player from each side. Snider took a 26-22 lead into halftime in a low-scoring first half.

The scoring picked up in the third quarter, and the Panthers led by just two going into the fourth. The score remained tight until midway through the quarter when Northrop’s leading scorer Richard Robertson had to be taken out of the game with cramps. Snider took advantage of his absence by building a late lead. Robertson would come back in soon after exiting, but the Panthers had taken control by that point.

“We would have never been in the situation we were in if we had came out and played with some energy,” said Chamble. “We dealt with a Snider team that got more and more confident as the game went on.”

Snider ran down the clock and went on to win 58-45. Malik Williams led the Panthers with 26 points, and Keondre Brown chipped in 15. Robertson led the Bruins with 19 points.

Northrop’s next game is Friday, January 13 at North Side.

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