It was business as usual for the Panthers Monday night. Hosting Hart County, Elizabethtown went up early and led by double digits from near the game’s start to its finish in an 82-53 victory.

The win kept the No. 6 Panthers undefeated, with only two of the team’s wins being decided by under 10 points.

A strong start to the first quarter saw Elizabethtown ahead 39-10 by its close. The offense showed no signs of slowing down in the second quarter. Seven straight Panther three-pointers highlighted a 59-25 halftime lead over the Raiders.

A third quarter offensive slowdown saw Elizabethtown ahead 66-39, but the boys bounced back for 16 points in the fourth quarter to close it out.

Elizabethtown (13-0) travels to North Hardin tonight for a 7:30 match-up with the Trojans.

Girls’ basketball:

Central Hardin 84, Hart County 68. The Lady Bruins picked up their second straight win Monday night on the road at Hart County. The victory was the team’s seventh of the season.

Central Hardin went 34-of-62 on field goals and 5-of-16 from outside the three-point arc to finish with a 54.8 percent field goal shooting percentage. From the free throw line, the team hit 64.7 percent of its shots on 11-of-17 shooting. The Lady Bruins also finished with 47 rebounds.

Emily Bryant drained 22 points. Monica Lindsey followed at 18. Alyssa Lindsey knocked down 14 points, just ahead of Kaiden Kendricks at 13.

Central Hardin (7-6) travels to Elizabethtown on Thursday to take on the Lady Panthers. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

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