The Prairie Home boys and girls basketball teams got off to fast starts last night on the road against Missouri School for the Deaf and never looked back, winning by the scores of 66-35 and 7-28, respectively.
The Lady Panthers, improving to 2-5 on the season, outscored MSD in each of the four quarters of play and led 33-3 at the half and 66-6 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, with a running clock all but in place in the final period, Prairie Home came out and outscored MSD 6-2 for the victory.
Prairie Home coach Linda Scott said the girls had good scoring ever quarter.
“We haven’t played in a week, this was a good game to practice some new items that we have been working on in practice,” Scott said. “Kim Hettinger had a super game with career high 10 points and 11 rebounds. A double/double for Kim. Glad to see Kim have a game like this, she has been improving each game. Josie Flood had another big night in the paint, scoring 18. Our three big players inside controlled the game, all three freshmen, all three in double figures tonight. We played well as a team, passing to the open players well. We worked on a new defense tonight in the second half. This was much needed win for us. We have played a super hard schedule so far this season, plus we play a very tough Bunceton team tonight.”
Josie Flood led four players in double figures for Prairie Home, who improved to 2-5 on the season, with 18 points along with two rebounds, one steal and one assist.
Makayla Zey tallied 12 points, six rebounds, five steals and five assists while Ally Small chipped in 12 points, five rebounds, one steal and one assist, Kim Hettinger with 10 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and one steal, Kendra Stinson with nine points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals, Katlynn Watson with four points, six rebounds, one steal and one assist, Krista Small with four points, three steals and two assists, Brooke Emmerich with three points, one rebound and one assist and Amber Carmichael with three rebounds and one steal.
As for the Prairie Home boys, they led MSD 38-12 at the half and then outscored the Eagles 28-23 in the second half.
Prairie Home coach Jesse Oswald said the boys played really team ball and executed on both ends of the court. “We need to work on offensive rebounding but other than that I thought we played very good,” Oswald said. “Very unselfish on the offensive end and we were very aggressive on the defensive end.”
Trever Huth paced all scorers for Prairie Home with 28 points. Sam Distler chipped in 15, Kody Utterback nine, Ben Stock four and Rayce Kendrick, Chance Whitehurse and Jonathan Brandes each with two.
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