The Prairie Home girls junior high basketball team raised its record to 2-1 by beating Bunceton Monday night in Bunceton by a score of 24-13.
The Lady Panthers outscored Bunceton in three out of the four quarters of play and led 14-3 at the half and 18-9 after three quarters. Prairie Home also held a 6-4 advantage in the final period.
Prairie Home coach Dalton Armontrout said he thought the girls played more of a four quarter basketball game than they did the other night. “We boxed out better and offensively I thought our spacing on offense and our passing improved tonight as well,” Armontrout said. “We missed quite a few layups and probably left 8-10 points off the board.”
Madison Brown had the high game for Prairie Home with 10 points along with eight steals and one rebound.
Allison Simmons finished the game with eight points, four rebounds, three steals and one assist while Paiton Williams added six points, six rebounds, two steals and two assists and Kamden Holliday with seven rebounds and three steals.
For Bunceton, Laney Heilman finished the game with six points and six rebounds. Alexia Hein chipped in five points and four rebounds while Kylee Myers added two points and five rebounds, Abby Cunningham with seven rebounds and Madison Davis with five rebounds.
Bunceton coach Brian Emde said after a slow start the girls fought back and stayed right with Prairie Home in the second half.
Simmons leads Lady
Panthers past Linn
Allison Simmons had 10 points, five rebounds, three steals and one assist to lead the Prairie Home girls junior high basketball team past Linn 16-14 last Friday in Prairie Home.
The Lady Panthers, 1-1 on the season, led Linn 13-4 at the half but was outscored 10-3 in the second half.
Prairie Home coach Dalton Armontrout said the Lady Panthers had a sizeable lead at halftime. “In the second half, we turned the ball over way too much,” Armontrout said. “We also fouled way too much. We have to do a better job at staying patient and using our dribble to create. We used our dribble and didn’t do anything with it. We also have to make better passes. We forced it to Allison way too many times. We have a lot of things to work on to try and get better, but from here on out, we have three games a week, so not a lot of practice time.”
Madison Brown finished the game with four points, three steals, one rebound and one assist for the Lady Panthers. Paiton Williams chipped in two points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals while Kamden Holliday added two steals and one rebound and Aubree Hedgepath with one rebound.
Linn was led by Marly Huston with six points.
Linn (B) 59
Prairie Home 25
The Linn boys junior high basketball team outscored Prairie Home 19-5 in the first quarter and never looked back, beating the Panthers last Friday in Prairie Home.
Linn also led Prairie Home 33-12 at the half and then held a 26-13 advantage in the final-two periods.
Prairie Home coach Dalton Armontrout said they were a good junior high team. “They were bigger, faster and strong,” Armontrout said. “We only had five kids tonight. We played hard, but we still have to put a body on somebody and go get the ball. We gave second and third chance opportunities to them. Offensively, we didn’t move the ball very well. A lot of standing around. We will look to fix things before our next games.”
Dodson had the game-high for Linn with 21 points.
For Prairie Home, who dropped to 1-1, Oliver Lock had 15 points, five rebounds, three steals and one assist. Peyton Pitts chipped in four points and four rebounds while Tripp Kendrick added four points, three rebounds and one assist, Logan Fairchild with two points and Dakota Kuester with one steal.