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Patriots open new-look gym against Glenwood

The Pike Liberal Arts Patriots began a new era on Tuesday evening when they officially unveiled their new-look gymnasium against the Glenwood Gators.

The Patriots spent months renovating the gym. They have added air conditioning, new bleachers and most noticeably a new-hard wood floor.

The Lady Patriots began the varsity action with a 46-26 loss to the Gators.

The Patriots found themselves down 14-0 in the first quarter before Laiken Harrell made a three pointer as time expired heading into the second quarter.

Mary Michael Hussey and Morgan Bundy each scored in the second quarter, but the patriots couldn’t slow down the Gators, who scored 14 more points, three of which came at the buzzer, giving them a 28-7 lead at halftime.

The Patriots picked up the pace in the third quarter. They scored a total of nine points in the third quarter and went into the fourth trailing 42-16. The Gators led by as many as 26 points in the second half.

Harrell finished the game with a team-high seven points, while Caroline Senn finished with six. Shelby Renfroe added five points and Morgan Bundy had four.

The Patriots will be back in action on Thursday when they travel to take on Crenshaw.