Posted On: 02/27/18 12:58 AM
Latta and Magnum met at Amber-Pocasset High School for the Class 2A Regional Championship.
The Panther came out hot and never let down as they defeated Magnum 60-30.
Mangum struggled to get anything going on offense and weren’t able to capitalize on any of Latta’s mistakes.
Latta was able to masterfully pick apart the Tigers defense. Latte was led by seniors Adam Jordan and Trent Smith.
Adam Jordan: 2018 PF Latta
Jordan was an animal in the paint on Monday. The senior forward was able to bully the defense while Magnum star sophomore Jameson Richardson sat with foul trouble for most of the game. Jordan showed great touch out to the 3-point line and also showed the ability to finish through contact at the rim. He would go on to finish with a game high 21 points.
Trent Smith: 2018 G Latta
Smith is the leader of this Panther squad and he showed it Monday as he was able to control every part of the game. The senior scored 16 points, but was able to set teammates up, play strong defense at the rim, and deny Magnum passing lanes.
Elijah Factor: 2019 G Latta
Factor is a long armed guard who is adept at getting to the basket. The junior was able to score 9 points and will need to continue scoring if Latta wants a shot at another title.
Hayden Hoppe: 2019 G Latta
Hoppe is a quicker guard who showed that he can finish well through contact. The junior was able to absorb the blow and finish many difficult shots. Hoppe showed he could be a spark if Latta ever falls into a rut on offense.