The Amory Panthers opened up the Hotbed Classic with a comeback victory over the Myrtle Hakws, using a massive second half to claim the victory.
The Panthers trailed 35-30 at the break but put up 52 second half points to come away with a 82-67 victory.
Amory was thankful for the opportunity to compete in the 29th Hotbed.
The second half was highlighted by several pull up jumpers from game MVP Jamerison Martin , who finished with 19 points.
In the midst of a 14-0 run in the fourth quarter, the Panthers got a two handed slam from Isaiah Thompson to close the door on the game.
Thompson finished with 16 points. Drew Keeton and Malik White went for 12 points each. Charleston Wallace added 11.
The win moves Amory to 15-8 on the season.
The Panthers have a key district matchup against Booneville on Tuesday at home. A win would put them in the drivers seat for a regular season district title.