The Panther Valley girls basketball team earned a thrilling 41-38 Schuylkill League win over Blue Mountain on Thursday night a victory 36 years and 31 games in the making.
The last time Panther Valley (10-8) defeated Blue Mountain was December 23, 1976. The Lady Panthers had lost 31 straight games to the Eagles, including a 60-41 defeat earlier this year.
Panther Valley started strong and took a 26 -18 lead into halftime, largely on the strength of its stifling defense. Panther Valley's leading scorer, Abbey Whildin, had 13 of her game-high 19 points in the first half.