Spotlight on Panther Basketball

Panther Basketball Teams are Ready for the Season
Panthers eyeing region, state championships
Last season, Chapel Hill High School (CHHS) surprised many with a Final Four run after entering the state tournament as the No. 4 seed from Region 6-5A. 
This year, the Panthers return several players from last year’s squad, and second-year head coach Rodney Latham is hoping to advance a step further and compete for a state championship in 2021-22. 
“Our goal is to first and foremost win the region championship, and then we want to win the state championship,” said Latham. “Now that we’ve gotten to the Final Four, we know what it takes, and our expectations are high.”
Among those returning are senior forward Chi Shannon, who was an All-Region Honorable Mention selection last season.
Along with Shannon, CHHS will also lean on another senior in Peyton Weathersby and juniors Khirus Doucet and Kelvin Hunter. 
“The team motto is ‘Be all in and go all out,’” said Latham. “That’s the definition of what we’re trying to do along with being high-character student-athletes on and off the court.”

Lady Panthers looking to get on the right track
Entering 2021-2022, the CHHS Lady Panthers are looking to find their new identity under first-year head coach Lauren Revesz. 
“We’re very excited to get going with this season,” said Revesz. “We’re rebuilding this year after a COVID year.”
The Lady Panthers were unable to find their footing last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and this year the team is looking to make improvements that lay the groundwork for future seasons while also competing for a state playoff spot now.
To do this, the group will rely on three returning guards from last year’s team. Senior Nadia Barbary, junior Maleah Rice and sophomore Cheridan Sanders each bring a unique skill set that Revesz says the team will need to find success. 
“We’ve got lots of numbers in the program, so we’re really just ready to get out there and take on these teams,” Revesz said.
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