The Prairie Home girls basketball team dropped a home game Thursday night against the Russellville Indians by a score of 53-40.
The Lady Panthers, falling to 4-4 on the season, had what head coach Dalton Armontrout called a great first half while leading Russellville 24-23. However in the second half, the Lady Panthers managed just 16 total points while giving up 21 to suffer the loss.
“We started off great, had a great first half,” Armontrout said. “They missed 21 three pointers, but the thing is when you give up an offensive rebound almost every possession, you’re not going to win many ball games. We were in foul trouble early, so we couldn’t be as aggressive in the third quarter. We gave up 35 offensive rebounds and committed 28 turnovers, but we made them commit 25 turnovers. We stopped doing the things that worked in the first half. Just a bad 2nd half.”
Volkart had the game-high for Russellville with 21 points.
For Prairie Home, freshman Kourtney Kendrick finished the game with 21 points, six steals, five rebounds and two assists.
Maggie Wood tossed in eight points and grabbed two rebounds and one steal while Ashlyn Twenter added six points and three rebounds, Kelsey Watson four points and five rebounds and Jerzee Cantrell with two points and two rebounds.