The Prairie Home boys and girls junior high basketball teams added two conference wins to its belt last night by beating the Jamestown Eagles by the scores of 56-51 and 40-10, respectively.
The Prairie Home boys, improving to 9-4 overall and 7-1 in the CCAA conference, led Jamestown 14-12 after one and 31-22 at the half. However, in the third quarter, the Eagles rallied back with a 13-7 scoring edge to cut the lead back to three at 38-35. Jamestown never got any closer as Prairie Home held a 18-16 advantage in the final period for the victory.
Prairie Home coach Jesse Oswald said it was a very good win to get. “This was a fun game as both teams battled the entire night,” Oswald said. “We made some big plays down the stretch to walk out of here with a win, and it was a good one as we beat the only conference team to give us a loss earlier this year. We had to really battle through some foul trouble again, but we were able to keep our poise and put ourselves in a position to win. Wyatt Borghardt did a great job of controlling the game and made some key shots down the stretch with two of our main scorers on the bench with four fouls. I thought that everybody stepped up during the game and it was a full team effort in getting the win.”
Ross Kendrick and Creed Flood combined for 47 of the team’s 56 points for Prairie Home with 27 and 20 points, respectively. Wyatt Borghardt chipped in six while Ty Stinson added two and Adam Lohse one.
Jamestown was led by Trenton Barbour with 30 and Austin Flippin with 14.
As for the Prairie Home girls, they had a little easier time while leading Jamestown 18-7 at the half and 34-10 after three quarters of play. The Lady Panthers also held a 6-0 scoring edge in the final period.
Prairie Home coach Linda Scott said the defensive play was super. “We put pressure on the ball the entire game,” Scott said. “Offensively we had some really good periods during the game. We played really good team ball; everyone had a chance to score. We hit the boards well and handled the press nicely. Kristen Peterson played her best game of the year. She was able to score, make steals with pressure on defense and led the team in every way. Once again Shianne (Rhorer) led the team in scoring.”
Shianne Rhorer led the scoring attack in the game for Prairie Home, 11-2 on the season, with 24 points. Kristen Peterson chipped in 10, Jameshia Johnson four and Kurstin Leonard with two.