Following the postponement of their first scheduled game against Upsala because of poor weather, the Onamia Panthers officially opened their season with a conference home game against the Braham Bombers on Dec. 6. Onamia entered the game with a record of 0-34 against Braham in the past 17 years.
Onamia gave the Bombers a battle last Friday evening, but came up short, losing 51-42.
The Panthers were down by just four points at intermission and played the Bombers fairly even during the final frame, but Braham was statistically just a bit better than their hosts. Braham out-shot Onamia 46-32 percent from the field, and both teams were around 50 percent from the free-throw line. The teams combined for 28 turnovers, and at one point in the first half, Onamia’s offense went nearly eight minutes straight without scoring a field goal which hurt their cause.
Onamia senior Josh Parrow led his team in scoring with 20 points. Braham had four players account for 40 of their 51 points.
Braham 23 28 51
Onamia 19 23 42
Scoring: Parrow 20, Eagle 9, Iaquinto 5, Husom 3, Ecker 3, Drift 2.