Panthers open season with win

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The Oconto Falls High School girls basketball team won its season opener 48-37 Friday against nonconference foe Rhinelander in Oconto Falls.

After falling behind 13-10 in the first quarter, the Panthers outscored Rhinelander 20-10 in the second period and 11-4 in the third.

McKenna Larsen, the team’s 5-foot-7 senior guard, scored 14 points to lead Oconto Falls. Senior forward Carly Lemke added 10.

Kylie Hunter led Rhinelander (1-3) with 15 points.

The Panthers open Bay Conference play Thursday at Denmark (2-0).