Jake Palmer nearly revived Hesperia’s chances on Wednesday, scoring 14 of his 19 points, including four triples, in the fourth quarter.LSJ Logo incert

But his efforts fell short as the Panthers dropped a 43-36 decision to Lakeview in Central State Activities Association action.

The Panthers, now 7-4 overall and 3-2 in league play, led 9-6 after one quarter and trailed 16-13 at halftime. They put themselves in a hole by failing to score in the third quarter.

Nathan McKeown chipped in eight points for the Panthers and Mark Workman pulled down 10 rebounds.