Sports Writer

ANTWERP - For three quarters, the Antwerp Lady Archers were in control as the local squad took a 35-28 lead with eight minutes of action remaining.

But it was all Stryker in those eight minutes as the Panthers outscored Antwerp 20-9 in the final period to rally for a 48-44 win in non-league girls basketball action Tuesday night.

Antwerp jumped in front 13-7 at the end of one quarter and the Archers built on that lead in the second stanza.

The local squad added a dozen second quarter points while limiting Stryker to six as Antwerp expanded the margin to 25-13 at the midway point of the contest.

In the third quarter, the Lady Panthers cut into the deficit by bucketing 15 points while the Archers had 10 as Stryker trimmed the Antwerp lead to seven points heading into the fourth period.

Emma Grime led the Panther rally in the final period, scoring eight of her 14 points in the fourth quarter to lead Stryker’s comeback. Courtney Stewart also bucketed seven in the period with Mackenzie Caldwell and Anna Stuckey picking up two points each in the final quarter.

Tiera Gomez scored 13 points to pace the Lady Archers in the contest while Heather Oberlin added a dozen markers.

Karsyn Brumett and Astianna Coppes both scored eight points for Antwerp and Chelsea Johanns posted three.

Stryker was led by Brittney Hanes with 18 points in the contest and Grime added 14.

Stewart (eight), Kalista Blevins (four), Caldwell (two) and Stuckey (two) rounded out the Lady Panther scoring.