The Kenyon-Wanamingo Knights defeated Pine Island 70-66 on Friday night in the Panthers Lair on KDHL. More importantly, however, Pine Island had a festive "Panthers for a Cure" night. Before the game, an individual spoke and provided some statistics concerning breast cancer and the place was decked out in pink.

In the game, K-W had a 35-34 lead at the half thanks to Megan Quam's 16 points and Kasey Dummer's nine. For Pine Island, Noelle Langworthy tallied 12 first-half points and Amanda Pin added eight. It was a tight game late, and the Knights showed why they could be a dangerous team in the playoffs: They can all shoot free throws well. In a need-to-foul situation, Pine Island did, but K-W hit all their free throws down the stretch and outscored Pine Island at the free throw line 26-16.

Our Held Bus Service Knights of the night were Megan Quam with 19 points, Mara Quam with 16, Dummer with nine and Savannah Blees with a good job rebounding. With the win, K-W maintains a one-game lead in the H-V-L Blue heading into the final week of the regular season.

Pine Island finished with four players in double figures: Langworthy with 15, Summer Cavallaro with 15, Pin with 13 and Emilee Fredrickson with 10. During a dash for cash event at the half, more than $400 was raised from the crowd. There were various pink shirts for sale, pink bracelets and more pink merchandise and a few items were placed on a silent auction.

I think it's awesome when teams have promotional events like this. The Pine Island girls basketball team may not have won the game, but they were big winners with their efforts concerning the fight against breast cancer. Way to go, Panthers!


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