ROGERS -- Siloam Springs' eighth-grade girls basketball team continued their second-half turnaround on Thursday with a 44-25 win at Rogers Lingle.
After a 2-6 start, the Lady Panthers won for the sixth time in eight games to improve their overall record to 8-8 on the season.
Siloam Springs led 7-6 after the first quarter and then outscored Lingle 13-3 in the second quarter to take a 20-9 lead at halftime.
The Lady Panthers carried a 29-15 lead going into the fourth quarter.
Julia Jackson led the Lady Panthers with 18 points, while Mia Hevener had 12. Sydney Moorman added six points, while Micah Curry scored four and Makenna Thomas and Quincy Efurd each scored two.
The eighth-grade boys won their second straight Thursday night with a 21-17 win against Lingle.
The Panthers improved to 4-12 overall. Siloam Springs led 7-2 after the first quarter and pulled ahead 11-2 at halftime after holding Lingle scoreless in the second quarter.
The Panthers went scoreless themselves in the third quarter as Lingle pulled within 11-10 going into the fourth quarter, but Siloam Springs outscored the Lions 10-7 in the fourth quarter.
Breck Soderquist scored six points to lead the Panthers (4-12), while Ethan Drake and Max Perkins each had five, Camden Collins four and Jackson Ford one.
The eighth-grade teams play their final regular season game on Monday at home against Rogers Oakdale. The eighth-grade teams are then scheduled to play in a postseason tournament with eighth-grade teams from Bentonville and Rogers.Sports on 02/19/2017