MAHOPAC, N.Y.-This year’s Mahopac girls basketball squad has lots of new faces and the challenge that comes with playing at the next level.

So it wasn’t a huge letdown when the Indians dropped their season opener in the opening round of the Walter Panas tournament against host Panas, 44-36, on Thursday, Dec. 7, after stingily keeping the margin manageable.

“We had spurts of brilliance and then we had sections where we struggled,” Mahopac coach Chuck Scozzafava said. “It was one of those games [in which] the girls played real hard. The bottom-line is that everything we didn’t do well is fixable.”

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Only trailing by only six points at the break, Mahopac lost steam and fell behind by 13 points at one point during the third quarter.

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