OMAHA – The Norfolk Panthers enjoyed an impressive second-half rebounding edge, allowing them to pick up a comfortable road win on Tuesday.
The Panthers (11-10) outrebounded Omaha Central (0-21) 15-8 in the second half and 29-25 for the game en route to a 49-36 win.
The Panthers jumped out to an early 12-5 lead, before the Eagles ran off seven straight points, tying the game.
From there, Norfolk methodically extended their lead, with strong defense leading to a number of offensive opportunities. Junior Kyla Moore led the Panther defensive effort with five steals as the Panthers turned the Eagles over 12 times. Moore was also the leading scorer with 16 points.
Senior Jenna Jochum finished with nine points, but had to leave the game in the third with an ankle injury. Head Coach Jared Oswald said after the game that it didn’t appear that Jochum’s injury was too serious, and he’s hopeful to have her back Friday, for their home season finale against #1 Lincoln Northeast.
Omaha Central was led by Dayzanequie Haynes, who finished with 15 points.