The Prairie Home boys and girls basketball teams picked up a sweep Tuesday night at home by beating the Bunceton Dragons by the scores of 95-65 and 48-34, respectively.
The Prairie Home boys, improving to 6-2 on the season, outscored Bunceton in all four quarters of play and led 47-30 at  the half and 72-55 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the fourth, the Panthers outscored Bunceton 23-11 for the victory.
Prairie Home coach Dalton Armontrout said after Monday night’s loss to MMA the boys needed this.
“Our defense was not very good,” Armontrout said. “We gave up too many layups and didn’t do the little things right.”
Creed Flood finished the game with a double-double for Prairie Home with 43 points and 10 rebounds. He also had seven assists and four steals.
Clayton Pethan had a triple-double in the game with 14 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists. Ty Stidham added 11 points, two rebounds and two assists while Kassen Lock had seven points, three rebounds and two assists, Luke Stewart also with seven points and three rebounds, Blake Petsel with five points, four steals and two assists, Alex Rhode four points and five rebounds, Colton Searles and John Fantana each with two points and two rebounds, Gabe Turner three assists and two steals,  and Mason Wells and Sage Eichenburch each with one rebound.
For Bunceton, who dropped to 0-8 on the season, Jason Burnett had 20 points, Brayden Doyle 14, Hunter Shuffield 13, Rylee Knapheide 11, Dillon Alpers five, Braxton Kempf two and Lane Maddex with one.
Bunceton coach Cass Keene said Prairie Home beat Stover to win the Pilot Grove Tournament.
“We lost to Stover by 59, and were within striking distance of Prairie Home until late in the fourth,” Keene said. “We played our best game to date, last night. I was proud of our boy’s resolve, after being down 17-3 early. We were able to get their lead down to seven and push them the entire night.  We played a good offensive game. I want to see improvement in our defense and rebounding. Once we commit to defense we will win games and be and compete with the best teams on our schedule.”
In the JV game, Bunceton defeated Prairie Home 25-22.
Jason Burnett, Hunter Shuffield and Trevor Anderson each had four points in the game for Bunceton while Dillon Alpers and Hunter Griffin added four points each and Layne Maddex with two.
In the girls varsity game, Bunceton led Prairie Home 12-6 after first period’s end but then was outscored by the Lady Panthers 13-4 in the second quarter to trail at the half by a score of 19-16. Prairie Home never trailed after that while holding a 29-18 advantage in the final-two periods.
Prairie Home coach Dalton Armontrout said this was probably their best game of the season.
“We were very balanced tonight,” Armontrout said. “We have to shoot free throws better and get rebounds.”
Maggie Wood had 15 points, six rebounds and four steals to lead Prairie Home, 4-3 overall. Kourtney Kendrick finished the game with 13 points, seven rebounds and three steals while Kelsey Watson added eight points, four rebounds and one steal, Ashlyn Twenter seven points and five rebounds and Jerzee Cantrell with five points, six rebounds, one steal and one assist.
For Bunceton, who dropped to 2-5 on the season, Lauren Wieland and Emily Clevenger each had eight points. Wieland also finished the game with five rebounds, three assists and two steals while Clevenger added four steals, three rebounds and two assists.
Madelynn Myers added seven points, seven rebounds and four steals while Jenna Kahle had six points, 10 rebounds and two steals, Skyler Shuffield three points, 10 rebounds, one steal and one assist, Taylor Burnett two points, three rebounds and two steals and Cara Bishop with six rebounds and two assists.
Bunceton coach Brian Emde said the girls turned the ball over at key times in the game, as they had 28 turnovers, but played with a lot of energy and played some good man defense with 15 steals. “Now we’ve got to work on getting our shots to fall,” Emde said.