Southeastern Late Free Throws Key in Win Over Paint Valley


The Southeastern Panthers picked up their first win of the season with a 49-47 win over Paint Valley Saturday night, and late free throws were a major factor.

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For the game, the Panthers connected on 14/21 from the charity stripe while Paint Valley was only 6/13. Southeastern also shot a sizzling 21/38 from the field for 55%, compared to Paint Valley's 20/45 for 44%. PV stayed in the game because they were 5/7 from the arc, while SE was only 1/3.

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Southeastern was led by sophomore guard Cameron Hall's 12 points, followed by Aiden Estep's double-double 11 points and 11 rebounds, along with 11 points from Aaron Gillium.

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Paint Valley's Bryce Newland was the only Bearcat in double figures, scoring 11 points, although Cordell Grubb had 9 before fouling out of the game. Cruz McFadden also had 9 points.

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The Bearcats started strong, jumping out to a 5-0 lead, but Southeastern tied the game 11-11 after one period. A strong Panther second quarter put them up 26-19 at halftime, only to see Paint Valley turn the tables with a 14-6 third quarter for a 33-32 lead after three. Southeastern was 9/13 at the free thrown line in the fourth quarter, lifting them to victory.

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Southeastern improves to (1-1/1-3) and Paint Valley drops to (0-2/1-4) on the season.


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