Pauls Valley Democrat
Blanchard took advantage of a turnover plagued third quarter to break open a tight game and coasted to a 62-40 win over Pauls Valley Friday night at the Panther Gymnasium.
Pauls Valley held an early lead in the game but Blanchard was able to open up a slight lead and held an 11-7 advantage at the end of the first quarter.
Nelson had seven of the Lions 11 points while three different Panthers got into the scoring column in the opening quarter for the Panthers.
The Panthers stayed within striking distance the rest of the half and didn’t let Blanchard increase their lead any further despite Wright’s three 3-pointers.
Hill took over for Blanchard in the third quarter with 12 points and the defense held Pauls Valley to 10 as Blanchard opened up a 17-point lead.
Pauls Valley chipped away at the lead in the fourth to cut it to single digits but a late run by the Lions pushed Blanchard to a 22-point lead.
Pauls Valley will look to rebound tonight as they face Plainview in the Charles K. Heatly Classic being held in Lindsay.