The Prairie Home boys and girls junior high basketball teams continued its run Tuesday night at home by beating the Higbee Tigers in CCAA action by the scores of 47-34 and 34-26, respectively.
The Prairie Home boys, 10-4 on the season, trailed Higbee 13-4 after one but rallied back with a 43-21 for the rest of the game to garner the victory.
Prairie Home coach Jesse Oswald said the boys started off very slow this game and played right into their trap in the first quarter which cost the team some offensive possessions and gave them some easy layups. “After we stopped doing what they wanted and started playing our game, we really had things open up and we were clicking on both ends of the floor,” Oswald said. “I thought that after we got through the first quarter we played a completely different game.”
Creed Flood had 22 points and Ross Kendrick 21 to lead the Panthers while Wyatt Borghardt and Ty Stinson chipped in two points each.
For Higbee, Will Clark tossed in 12 points.
As for the Lady Panthers, who improved to 12-2 on the season, they led 18-10 at the half and then matched Higbee with 16 points in the second half for the victory.
Prairie Home coach Linda Scott said everyone scored because of their great passing against Higbee.
“We had a super all around game from each player,” Scott said. “We used both sides of the floor much better tonight. Higbee was the best team we have played all year. Jameshia Johnson really hit the boards well. Kurstin Leonard moved without the ball that allowed her some shots on the block and Kristen Peterson stepped up as the point guard and controlled the game. Shianne Rhorer led the team in points but she was a total team player tonight while passing the ball to the open teammate. This was our best game of the year. It is amazing just how far we have come this season.”
Shianne Rhorer scorched the nets for a game-high 18 points while Haven Pennington added six, Jameshia Johnson and Kurtis Leonard each with four and Kristen Peterson with two.