A scrappy Gardiner girls basketball team defended their home court for a 53-44 win over Medomak Valley during their KVAC opener on Dec. 7. The Lady Panthers jumped out to a 4-0 lead early, before the Tigers rallied for a 16-9 lead at the quarter break. Medomak pulled within four in the second period and within five in the fourth, before Bailey Poore helped Gardiner pull away in the fourth.
Medomak was led by Abby Lash with 15 points and Kayla Donlin 15. Gardiner was led by Poore 17, Jaycie Stevens 13 and Anna T