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Junior Troy Dandridge provided key contributions to the Panthers during their last two region games.

The Pinewood Prep Boys notched a win over one region opponent, but struggled against the region leader.

Pinewood earned a 57-51 victory over Northwood Academy on Jan. 20. The Panthers trailed by seven points after the first half, but came out of the locker room and outscored the Chargers 16-7 in the third quarter and 18-14 in the fourth.

Junior Michael Vince led the way, scoring 18 points and grabbing 9 rebounds. Freshman Jayden Alexander added 12 points and 3 rebounds for the Panthers while senior Thomas Robertson added 8 points and a team-high 12 rebounds. Freshman Jonathan Slawson and junior Za’Qari Heath combined to provide 13 points and 9 rebounds and Troy Dandridge had a team-high 5 assists.

This Friday, Pinewood lost 85-55 to First Baptist to drop to 19-9 with a 1-3 mark in region play. The Hurricanes jumped out to a 19-10 lead in the first quarter and rolled to their eighth straight victory to improve to 15-3 with an untarnished 4-0 mark in the region.

Robertson had a double-double, scoring 13 points and grabbing a team-high 13 rebounds. Vince again led the Panthers’ scorers with 18 points and grabbed five rebounds. Slawson added 9 points and Dandridge added 6 rebounds and a team-high 5 assists for the Panthers.

Pinewood hosts Porter-Gaud at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 3 and travels to Northwood on Feb. 10.

PW Girls

The Pinewood Girls lost their last two region contests to fall to 9-12 with a 1-4 mark in region play. The Lady Panthers fell 60-33 to Northwood, which now sits on top of the region standings with five wins and no losses. Pinewood fell 50-25 this Friday to First Baptist, which only has one loss in the region.

The Lady Panthers host Porter-Gaud at 6 p.m. on Feb. 3 and Ashley Hall at 5 p.m. on Feb. 7 before traveling to Northwood on Feb. 10.

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