Lady Panthers lose in overtime against Tuscumbia, 61-60
Prairie Home senior Creed Flood had another big night with 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Panthers past Tuscumbia in a nailbiter last Friday in Tuscumbia by a score of 49-48.
As for the Prairie Home girls basketball team, they lost a heartbreaker against Tuscumbia 61-60 in overtime.
The Prairie Home boys, improving to 7-2 on the season, trailed Tuscumbia 11-7 after first period’s end before rallying back with a 15-10 advantage in the second quarter to lead by one at 22-21. Meanwhile, after the Lions outscored Prairie Home 15-14 in the third to tie the game at 36-all, the Panthers rallied back again with a 13-12 advantage in the final period for the one point victory.
Prairie Home coach Dalton Armontrout said not their best game against Tuscumbia.
“Actually probably our worst game of the season,” Armontrout said. “We just committed too many turnovers and settled for jump shots early. Finally attacked the paint and got some good looks. The biggest thing was our defense. We let them into the paint with ease. We have to do a better job at sliding our feet and containing our gap assignment.”
Clayton Pethan finished the game with eight points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals in the game for Prairie Home. Blake Petsel added seven points, three rebounds and two assists while Alex Rhode had six points, two rebounds and one assist, Kassen Lock four points, six rebounds and one steal, Ty Stidham two points and two assists and Luke Stewart and Sage Eichenburch each with one rebound and one steal.
Prairie Home also finished the game hitting 18 of 46 shots from the field for 39 percent and 13 of 28 from the foul line for 46 percent.
For Tuscumbia, Huth had 15 points.
As for the Prairie Home girls, they had a great start against Tuscumbia while leading 20-15 after first period’s end. However, in the second quarter, the Lady Lions rallied back with a 14-6 advantage to lead Prairie Home 29-26. Meanwhile, after both teams put up 15 points in the third quarter, the Lady Panthers came back and outscored Tuscumbia 13-10 in the final period to tie the game at 54-all. Tuscumbia then outscored the Lady Panthers 7-6 in the final period for the win.
Prairie Home coach Dalton Armontrout said the girls played hard.
“We didn’t do the little things,” Armontrout said. “They hit 10 threes. We knew they liked to shoot the three, we just didn’t get out to the shooters. We also had trouble boxing out and gave 24 offensive rebounds. We had a couple of possessions where we made stops on defense, but just rushed our possession and didn’t get anything out of it. It came down to the little things. We didn’t box out the shooter on the free throw and then fouled her on the jump shot. We play Mercer on Wednesday. Look to get back in the win column.”
Freshman Kourtney Kendrick had a double-double in the game for Prairie Home, who dropped to 4-5, with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Kendrick also finished the game with three steals.
Maggie Wood chipped in 15 points, eight rebounds and five steals while Ashlyn Twenter added 11 points, two rebounds and one steal, Jerzee Cantrell eight points, two rebounds and two steals and Kelsey Watson four points, eight rebounds, two steals and one assist.
The Lady Panthers also finished the game hitting 22 of 54 shots from the field for 41 percent and 14 of 22 from the foul line for 64 percent.
Tuscumbia was led by Grimwood with 22 points.
The Prairie Home boys and girls basketball teams will play in the NCMC Holiday Hoops Shootout in Trenton on Wednesday, Nov. 20th.
The Prairie Home girls will play North Mercer at 4 p.m., followed by the boys game against North Mercer at 5:30.
After the games against North Mercer, the Prairie Home boys and girls will participate in the annual New Franklin Invitational Tournament, which runs from January 2-6.