Washington enjoyed more positive vibes at the Pontiac Thanksgiving Tournament after a Nov. 16 victory.



The Lady Panthers outscored LaSalle-Peru 16-5 in the second quarter en route to a 43-37 season-opening girls basketball win.


Washington enjoyed more positive vibes at the Pontiac Thanksgiving Tournament after a Nov. 16 victory.

The Lady Panthers outscored LaSalle-Peru 16-5 in the second quarter en route to a 43-37 season-opening girls basketball win.

Katie Megyesi provided a team-high 15 points to pace Washington, which once won six Pontiac titles in a seven-year span. She was 9-of-13 at the free-throw line.

Brooke Bambrick scored 10 points for the Lady Panthers, who attempted 35 foul shots. Also in double figures with 10 was teammate Emily Heuermann.

The Lady Cavaliers’ Shelia Klieber topped all participants with 19 points.

Pontiac 31, WCHS 29
The Lady Panthers absorbed a frustrating loss Thursday.

The Indians used a three-point play with less than 10 seconds left to net the game-winning shot.

Washington had a final chance. After inbounding at the other end, it set up a play from midcourt with 3.9 seconds remaining, but the attempt was no good.

“We missed so many easy shots,” WCHS head coach Randy Marchand said. “Defensively, when you hold a team to 31, you should win.”

Pontiac got its opportunity when the Lady Panthers turned the ball over with about 10 seconds on the clock.

“We didn’t do a very good job at the end of the game,” said Marchand.

Megyesi again led Washington, which shot a frigid .151 (8-of-53) from the floor, with 13 points. She took 12 more free throws.

Bambrick, who tallied eight points, was the lone Lady Panther with more than four.

The girls, who were held to two second-period points, never could seize a solid advantage against the Indians.

Lindsay Friedman of Pontiac had 13 points.

Chicago Morgan Park 65, WCHS 49
The Lady Panthers dropped their final pool play contest Friday.

The Lady Mustangs scored 41 points in the middle quarters to reach the title game.

Megyesi recorded another double-digit output, this time leading Washington with 15 points.

Heuermann chipped in nine points and Bambrick eight, but the Lady Panthers lost for the second straight year to Morgan Park.

Joliet Catholic 57, WCHS 42
The Angels captured third place Saturday with a defeat of the Lady Panthers.

Washington (1-3) will try to stop a three-game losing streak when it returns to the court Tuesday at Normal Community.

Megyesi led the Lady Panthers for the fourth consecutive game. Her 13 points gave her a scoring average of 14.0 for the tournament.

Heuermann had 11 points and Bambrick and Paige Marchini five apiece.

Meghan Novak led four JC players in double figures with 15 points.