Lady Panthers lose 53-35 while Prairie Home boys drop 64-50 decision
The Prairie Home boys and girls fall on the road Friday night against Salisbury by the scores of 64-50 and 53-35, respectively.
The Lady Panthers, dropping to 9-10 on the season, trailed from the opening tip as Salisbury took a 24-10 lead into the half. Salisbury also outscored Prairie Home 29-25 in the final-two periods for the win.
Prairie Home coach Dalton Armontrout said the girls got off to a rough start again and couldn’t climb back out of it. “We didn’t play well at all,” Armontrout said. “Defensively, we didn’t do a good job at keeping them out of the paint where they scored half of their points. Offensively, we forced a lot of passes and shots. We didn’t move without the ball and had a lot of standing. Overall, not a good game. We will learn from it and move on. This was a good game that will prepare us for districts.”
Wooldridge had 17 points to lead all scorers for Salisbury.
For Prairie Home, Kourtney Kendrick finished the game with 13 points, eight rebounds, three steals and one assist.
Maggie Wood chipped in nine points, four rebounds and one assist while Ashlyn Twenter added six points, one steal and one assist, Kelsey Watson four points, two rebounds, one steal and one assist and Jerzee Cantrell with three points, two rebounds and two assists.
The Lady Panthers also finished the game shooting just 16 percent from the field and 58 percent from the foul line.
As for the Prairie Home boys, they had a little closer game while trailing Salisbury by just two at 16-14 after first period’s end. However it was all down hill from that point on as Salisbury outscored Prairie Home 14-6 in the second to lead at the break 30-20. Salisbury also held a 34-30 advantage in the final two periods.
“I thought we had a great start,” said Prairie Home coach Dalton Armontrout. “We Jumped out to 9-4 lead early. I thought the King kid who came off the bench played a great game. He hit some big shots. He wasn’t in the scouting report. We settled early instead of attacking the rim. Defensively, it came down to rebounding. They had 17 second chance points and we lost by 14. We didn’t do a great job at boxing out. We have to be better. Again, a great atmosphere and a great experience that we can learn from and take into districts.”
King led all scorers for Salisbury with 17 points.
For Prairie Home, who dropped to 12-9 on the season, Creed Flood finished the game with a double-double with 32 points and 11 rebounds. He also had one steal and one assist.
Kassen Lock had eight points, three rebounds, three steals and one assist while Luke Stewart added four points and four rebounds, Clayton Pethan two points, five rebounds, three assists and one steal, Alex Rhode two points and one rebound, Blake Petsel one rebound and one assist and Ty Stidham with one assist.
The Panthers also finished the game shooting 43 percent from the field and 64 percent from the foul line.