Mangham’s girls basketball squad split two games against District 2-3A foes in the Sterlington Shootout with a win over Sterlington and a loss to Wossman.
Skylar Smith scored 11 of her 23 points in the fourth quarter as Mangham held off Sterlington to close out Friday’s session.
Down 43-30 early in the fourth quarter, the Lady Panthers battled back to take the lead with under three minutes to play.
With Sterlington trailing 46-37, Emma Brown scored 10 straight points on an open eight-footer, a driving layup and six straight free throws — the first two on a shooting foul and the final four off of two technical fouls. Brown’s free throw barrage put the Lady Panthers up 47-46 with 2:47 remaining.
Mangham tied the game at 47 when Alaisia Hicks made the second end of a double bonus.
Moments later, Sterlington regained the lead on Michaela Waters’ layup with 1:57 remaining.
Smith then capped an 11-point fourth quarter with seven unanswered points on a three-point play and a pair of layups to put the Lady Dragons back in front, 54-49, with 1:02 to play.
Waters’ transition layup trimmed the deficit to 54-51 with 21 seconds on the clock.
After Mangham missed two free throws with 11.7 seconds remaining, the Lady Panthers had a potential game-tying 3-pointer rattle off the front of the rim.
Mangham (5-6) led 25-23 at halftime and extended the difference to 38-29 at the end of three.
Hicks scored 18 points — 13 in the second half — to join Smith in double digits.
Brown poured in 12 of her 17 points in the fourth quarter, and Waters tallied 11 for the Lady Panthers (6-10).
Wossman 61, Mangham 44
Zaria Singleton went off for 22 points as Wossman knocked off Mangham.
Wossman took a 12-8 first quarter lead, and increased the margin to 31-21 at halftime and 53-32 three quarters of the way home.
Singleton was accompanied in double digits by Zymira Bass and Ronneisha Walker with 10 points each as the Lady Wildcats improved to 6-9.
Skylar Smith scored 16 of her 20 points in the second half, and Alasia Hicks chipped in 12 for the Lady Dragons (5-7).