Boys basketball unbeaten at home

Blake Chadwick

After an up-and-down season for the boys basketball team, the Panthers have found something to hang their hat on — winning at home.

Or as a lot of the players say, “protecting the crib.”

The Panthers are 7-6 overall but 5-0 at home. 

“It feels good to be undefeated at home, but we aren’t satisfied. We are better than what our record states,” junior Amari Thomas said. 

The Panthers kicked off the first home game with a 67-59 win over 14-2 Maize, which was unbeaten at the time and is now 14-2. They kept it rolling at home with wins over Newton, Hutchinson and McPherson by a combined 51 points. 

Then after a quick road trip, the Panthers knocked off previously undefeated Salina South Cougars, which was 13-0, in a hard fought 74-68 battle. 

The Panthers look to keep on with their winning ways as they will get another shot at Campus on their home court on Friday.