On Friday, Feb. 15, the Oswego Panthers took the court in their first regional championship in four years. They took on the East Aurora Tomcats, and took home the title by the score 46-23.
Girls Basketball: It was a game to forget for all involved. A game full of missed layups and turnovers, Oswego (14-7, 7-2) prevailed, winning over Waubonsie Valley 38-31. The Panthers only had one player reach double figures, but the real story came from the bench, where they got a big boost from senior Taylor Tarver and junior McKenna Engler.
The Panthers came into the game with a 7-0 record overall (2-0 in the Southwest Prairie Conference), while the Wolves were 5-2 (2-0 in the Southwest Prairie Conference).
The crosstown rivals had played two competitive games prior to their matchup on Tuesday. However, Oswego was out for blood last night, as it avenged its loss from a week ago with a 53-28 win over Oswego East and advanced to the regional championship.
This is very sad news for Panther fans, as over the past three years Oswego has seen tremendous growth in its basketball programs, both boys and girls.