The Prairie Home boys basketball team played its best game of the season Tuesday night at home by beating Calvary Lutheran 72-43.
As for the Prairie Home girls basketball team, they fell to Calvary Lutheran 65-29.
The Prairie Home boys, improving to 13-9 overall and 3-0 in the CCAA, outscored Calvary Lutheran in all four quarters and led 27-11 after one, 47-27 at the half and 59-34 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the fourth, Prairie Home held a 13-9 advantage.
Prairie Home coach Dalton Armontrout said the Panthers had their best half of the year this game. “We didn’t score as much in the second half, but I thought we did a better job on defense,” Armontrout said. “I thought our rebounding was better, a lot better than when we played Higbee or Salisbury last week. Offensively, I thought we played off each other very well. We are a very unselfish team. We have a tough game against Sturgeon on Friday.”
Creed Flood finished the game with 28 points and 11 rebounds to lead Prairie Home. Flood also had three assists and two steals.
Clayton Pethan chipped in 15 points, three assists and two rebounds for the Panthers while Alex Rhode added 11 points, four rebounds and one steal, Kassen Lock eight points, six assists, four rebounds and one steal, Blake Petsel seven points and one assist, Ty Stidham three points, seven rebounds and one steal, John Fontana five rebounds and one steal and Sage Eichenburch three rebounds, one steal and one assist.
The Panthers also finished the game shooting 45 percent from the field and 70 percent from the foul line.
Wehmeyer had 11 points to lead all scorers for Calvary Lutheran.
As for the Prairie Home girls, they played Calvary Lutheran close for the first quarter down by only two at 10-8. However it was pretty much all Calvary Lutheran after that as the Lady Lions outscored Prairie Home 16-9 in the second quarter to lead 26-17 at the break and 39-12 in the second half.
Armontrout said not the Lady Panthers best game.
“We didn’t come ready to play,” Armontrout said. “Defensively, it came down to rebounding. We gave up about 2-3 offensive rebounds it seem like every possession. Offensively, we had a lot of standing and no movement.”
Braun had the game-high for Calvary Lutheran with 16 points.
For Prairie Home, Kourtney Kendrick finished the game with 10 points, two rebounds and two steals. Jerzee Cantrell added seven points, five rebounds and one assist while Maggie Wood had six points and five rebounds, Ashlyn Twenter four points, two rebounds and one steal and Kelsey Watson with two points, one rebound and one steal.
The Lady Panthers also finished the game shooting 17 percent from the field and 55 percent from the foul line.