By Jerome Michaels
SJSports Special Correspondent
The Palmyra Panthers had an opportunity to let everyone of their players get their name in the box scores. Maple Shade was one of those teams were they were trying to remain competitive each and every time they took the court for a game. With only one win so far this season, they were facing a Panthers team who was in the hunt for a Burlington County Freedom Division title. Palmyra took control of the game from the opening tip-off and rolled past the Wildcats Tuesday night at Maple Shade High School.
So far this season, Palmyra (10-3) has been rolling through their schedule except for their meetings with the two teams ahead of them in the Freedom Division. The Panthers losses to Florence and McCorristin have both been by seven points. Their third loss was by the hands of another division leader, Burlington City representing the Patriot Division. The Panthers have already locked their position in the upcoming tournament, but there is a slight chance of capturing the division.
Jermaine Sims was the go to guy on this day as he led the charge for Palmyra jumping out to a 16-point lead after one quarter. The lead swelled up as the second half began, giving the Panthers a comfortable lead. Amit Shah and Michael Brannen began to connect from long range, but there wasn’t enough time to even find ways of scoring against Palmyra. The Panthers recorded an 84-41 victory. Sims finished with a game high 20-points and Adam Letnom added 13-points. Maple Shade was led by Brannen’s team high 14 points.