The Prairie Home boys and girls junior high basketball teams had mixed results Wednesday night in the annual Prairie Home Invitational Tournament.
While the Lady Panthers prevailed against Bunceton 27-12, the Prairie Home boys fell  in their game against the Jamestown Eagles 45-16.
In other games Wednesday night in the tournament, the St. Andrews girls upended Tuscumbia 47-19 while the New Franklin B boys beat Bunceton 45-15.
The Lady Panthers, 4-6 on the season, outscored Bunceton in all four quarters and led 15-10 at the half and 21-10 after three quarters of play.
Prairie Home coach Mark McLaughlin said this was a 19 point turnaround from a 26-22 loss in the opener. “The girls played very well on both ends--maybe a little reachy to get us in some foul issues,” McLaughlin said. “Madison posted another excellent effort. The girls incorporated from higher level offensive special plays, and did some things out of timeouts that really helped us pull away.”
Madison Brown was the only player in double figures for Prairie Home with 25 points, seven rebounds and five steals. Kamden Holliday had the only other two points while Kate Crews added six rebounds, Aubree Hedgpath with two rebounds and two steals and Kelcy Mullett with four rebounds.
Bunceton was led by Laney Heilman with five points.
As for the Prairie Home boys, they trailed Jamestown 18-3 after first period’s end, 28-6 at the half and 38-13 after three quarters of play.
McLaughlin said the score may not have shown it, but the boys played somewhat better after a tough game on Monday. “Our issues are obviously about the size and physical maturity we give up, but to a greater degree, to listening and execution,” McLaughlin said. The kids did a significantly better job of this. Another decent overall night for Layne and Tripp. We will get over the waves and keep it rowing.”
Tripp Kendrick had the team high for Prairie Home with eight points and six rebounds. Layne Brandes chipped in six points, two rebounds and two steals while Dakota Kuester added two points and two rebounds, Landon Case six rebounds and one steal, Preston Scheidt three rebounds and Grant Milne with one rebound.