Panthers fall to Grizzlies in opener

Norton’s girls basketball team dropped its season opener, 45-26 to Wadsworth at home.

Sophomore Bailey Shutsa, the team’s lone returning starter, led the team with 8 points, seven steals and six rebounds. Junior Kaylee Murawski followed with 7 points, six rebounds and two blocks.

Freshman Bailey Acord (4 points), Riley Ballinger (one 3-pointer, two steals), Gabriella Destefano (2 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals) and Avery Morr (2 points) also contributed.

The Grizzlies were led by Maggie Long (17 points, four 3-pointers) and Taylor Leatherman (13 points, two 3-pointers).

For full story, read the Thursday, Nov. 28 edition of the Barberton Herald.

The Panthers return Tuesday, Nov. 26 for another non-conference home game versus Highland at 7 p.m.

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