Fourth Quarter Lifts Parkway over Lady Hawks

Parkway Lady Panthers use solid fourth quarter to upend Lady Blackhawks

Lady Hawks sophomore Taylee Woodbury cans four 3-pointers to lead MV with 24 points. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

UNION CITY – The Mississinawa Valley Lady Blackhawks dropped a 53-46 non-conference basketball game to the undefeated Parkway Lady Panthers. Parkway came into the night with a 5-0 mark averaging 49.8 per game while holding their opponents to 31.8 points per outing.

“We should have won,” said MV coach, Michael Paige. “We hurt ourselves with boxing out, rebounding – I think they killed us on the glass. A few things we need to work on here and there but I think we are right there where we need to be.”

The Lady Panthers took an early 5-0 first quarter lead before MV battled back using a 15-7 run with balanced scoring to close out the first period to lead 15-12 after one quarter of play. Taylee Woodbury scored five points including a trey, MacKensea Townsend four points, and Jocelyn Hoggatt, Brenna Price and Brooklynn Seubert each with a two point basket.

Period No. 2 went to Parkway by a 16-14 score but not before MV took a 19-12 lead at the 6:58 mark. Woodbury canned two 3-pointers and two two-point buckets good for 10 points with the teams heading to the halftime break with the Lady Blackhawks holding a slim one point 29-28 advantage.

Parkway took the third quarter by a single point 9-8 with Woodbury accounting for five Lady Hawks points including her fourth triple of the night and Syenna Purdin knocking down a three sending the teams to the fourth quarter tied at 37-37.

The injury bug caught up with MV in the final period with Purdin going down with an injury with three minutes to go. Parkway held a 47-46 lead with 2:38 remaining and closed out the night with a 6-0 run and Woodbury on the bench with her fifth foul.

Syenna (Purdin) getting hurt definitely hurt us,” Coach Paige said. “I think the game was tied when she got hurt and then Jocelyn (Hoggatt) has been sick for a while so she hasn’t got her wind – that is why we have to keep taking her in and out. When we get her back healthy again and we get Syenna back healthy, I think we’ll be right back to where we need to be.”

Gabrielle Stober led Parkway and all scorers with a game high 30 points. Woodbury paced the Lady Hawks with 24 points including four 3-pointers.

Parkway improves to 6-0 while MV goes to 4-2 overall on the season.



PARKWAY – G. Stober 30, A. Hughes 8, B. Bruns 4, A. Miller 4, E. Knittle 3, P. Williamson 3, A. Nichols 1 – TOTALS 13 9-13 6 53

MISSISSINAWA VALLEY – T. Woodbury 24, J. Hoggatt 7, M. Townsend 6, B. Seuburt 4, S. Purdin 3, B. Price – TOTALS 2 11 6-8 6


Parkway 6 (Stober 4, Knittle 1, Williamson 1)

Mississinawa Valley 6 (T. Woodbury 4, J. Hoggatt 1, S. Purdin 1)


12-16-09-16 53 Parkway

15-14-08-09 46 Mississinawa Valley

Jocelyn Hoggatt drills a trey for the Lady Hawks in home game with Parkway. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Mackenzea Townsend scores for the Lady Hawks in matchup with Parkway. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Brooklynn Seubert drives the Lady for MV in Monday night home game with the Parkway Lady Panthers. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Syenna Purdin drains a trey for the Lady Hawks in non-conference game with Parkway. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Brenna Price drives to the hoop for the Lady Hawks in Monday night home game. (Gaylen Blosser photo)