The Prairie Home Panthers basketball team had its season come to an end Friday night in the semifinal round of the Class 1 District 9 Tournament against Glasgow by a score of 66-35.
The Panthers, who closed out the season at 15-12 overall, trailed Glasgow, the tournament’s No. 1 seed, 44-20 at the half and 63-26 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, Prairie Home outscored the Yellowjackets 9-3.
Prairie Home coach Jesse Oswald said this wasn’t how they wanted to end their season, but they lost to a very good Glasgow team, the eventual District Champion.
“Glasgow plays very good defense the entire game and wasn’t going to allow us to go on any major runs,” Oswald said. “We gave them a big run right before the end of the 1st quarter and the end of the first half which allowed them to build a good sized lead. Again, playing a team like that who gets after it every play on defense, you aren’t going to get many chances to get back into a game when you’re down by that much. I was still proud of my guys effort and hustle on both ends of the floor. They did wear us down quite a bit with their speed and the way they ran the ball down the court. Either way, I’m very proud of not only the way Prairie Home basketball was played this game, but also the entire season.”
Reid Littrell had 13 points and Joel Monnig 12 for Glasgow.
For Prairie Home, Trever Huth closed out his career with a team-high 10 points. Klay Holliday chipped in nine while Sam Distler and Kody Utterback added six points each and Rayce Kendrick with four.