The Blackhawk seventh-grade girls played home-standing Muncie Southside to a near draw in the first half and trailed by just two, 18-16, at halftime Wednesday. The Panthers won 35-19. Kaylee Belcher led Cowan with 14 points and five steals. Audrey Sizemore and Elizabeth Sizemore each scored a basket, and Lily Nettrouer made a free throw. Ava Richman had a team-high six rebounds, and Kylee Bergstrom blocked two shots.
The Blackhawks fell to 0-4 but continued to show progress. They play Saturday at home against Alexandria.