The Prairie Home boys and girls basketball teams made quick work of the Malta Bend Tigers Tuesday night in CCAA action at Malta Bend.
For the Lady Panthers, they defeated Malta Bend 61-19 while leading 36-12 at the half. As for the Prairie Home boys, they won 73-40 with 10 players in the scoring column.
The Lady Panthers, improving to 8-12 overall and 2-3 in the CCAA conference, outscored Malta Bend in each of the four quarters of play and led 17-3 after one, 39-15 at the half and 54-19 after three quarters of play.
“Our press worked well,” said Prairie Home coach Linda Scott.  “We wanted to work hard on our defense tonight and I thought we played well for three of the four quarters.   We were able to get a lot of steals in open court off passes.   But we had way too many fouls on the defensive end of the floor in the first half.   We only allowed them four points in the last half.  On the offensive end we scored off the steals.   Kendra Stinson had six assist and 16 points.  Katlynn Watson was the gal on fire from the outside, hitting 4 or 9 from the three-point line.  We had good ball movement that allowed Katlynn the outside shots.  Katlynn also had six steals.  Makayla had another double/double game.   She had 15 boards,  22 points and three steals.  Kendra and Katlynn had a big first half and Makayla had a big second half.  It is always good to have three people in double figures. We did super on the boards with 42 rebounds on the night.    Every player got to play a lot.  It was nice to see everyone play and do some things well as a team.   We had great team work.”
Freshman Makayla Zey had a double-double in the game for the Lady Panthers with 22 points and 15 rebounds along with three steals and one assist.
Katlynn Watson finished the game with 17 points, six steals, two rebounds and one assist while Kendra Stinson added 16 points, five assists, three rebounds and one steal, Ally Small with four points and six rebounds, Josie Flood with two points, four rebounds and two steals, Amber Carmichael with six rebounds, Brooke Emmerich with three rebounds and one steal, Kim Hettinger with three rebounds and Krista Small with one rebound and one assist.
The Lady Panthers also finished the game hitting 24 of 67 shots from the field for 36 percent and 9 of 16 from the foul line for 56 percent.
As for the Prairie Home boys, they also jumped out to a sizeable lead at the half against Malta Bend while going up 46-15 at the break. Meanwhile, in the second half, the Panthers outscored the Tigers 27-25 to win by 33.
Prairie Home coach Jesse Oswald said everybody scored.  “We played a pretty good ballgame,” Oswald said. “Everybody was involved and contributed in some way.  I knew going in that Malta Bend was having a rebuilding year, but I still have a ton of respect for them with the way they played the entire game and finished.  They never let up and were constantly going 100%.”
Trever Huth led 10 players in scoring for Prairie Home, 11-10 overall and 1-2 in the CCAA, with 18 points. Rayce Kendrick and Sam Distler added 14 points each while Kody Utterback had six points, Klay Holliday and Jonathan Brandes five points each, Chance Whitehurse with four, Blake Huggins with three and Ben Stock and Clinton Campbell each with two.