Published in the Iola Register on Dec. 17, 2013.

Panthers lose in first round of NCKL tournament

The Concordia seventh grade girls' basketball team was beaten 35-31 by Wamego in the opening round of the North Central Kansas League Tournament on Monday.
Concordia raced to an 11-4 lead in the game.
The Panthers were outscored 7-6 in the second stanza, and led 17-11 at halftime.
Wamego poured in 15 points in the third quarter, and gave up just seven, to grab a 26-24 lead.
Concordia scored seven points in the final period to nine for Wamego.
Mykah Eshbaugh paced the Panthers with 13 points. Callahan Figgs added six points.
Wamego lost to Marysville in the semifinals, and will play Clay Center in the third-place game on Thursday.
Marysville received a bye in the opening round.
Abilene received a first-round bye, and then downed Clay Center in the semifinals.
Clay Center opened with a victory over Chapman.