The Prairie Home boys basketball team hit the 10 win mark for the season last night in the opening round of the CCAA Tournament in Otterville by beating the Jamestown Eagles 48-26.


The Prairie Home boys basketball team hit the 10 win mark for the season last night in the opening round of the CCAA Tournament in Otterville by beating the Jamestown Eagles 48-26.

The Panthers, 10-3 on the season, outscored Jamestown in three out of the four quarters of play and led 17-2 after one, 29-10 at the half and 35-16 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, Prairie Home held a 13-10 advantage to win the game by 22.

Prairie Home coach Jesse Oswald said the boys really came up last night and had their offense clicking in the first half.

“We really moved the ball well and got everybody involved and really built ourselves a cushion for the rest of the game,” Oswald said. “Other than one easy bucket they got on a putback in the first quarter, we did a very good job defensively. I thought that we went a little stale in the second half and relaxed a little bit too much with a big lead. We never let them go on any kind of a run and we were able to comfortably close this one out.”

Junior Trever Huth, who hit the 1,000 point mark in his career last week against Malta Bend, had 26 points, five steals, four rebounds and one assist in the game for Prairie Home.

Sam Distler finished the game with a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds along with two assists and one steal. Kody Utterback added six points, six rebounds and two steals while Rayce Kendrick had four points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals and Klay Holliday with two points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal.

For Jamestown, Isaac Duncan had eight points and Alden Rohrbach with seven. In other games last night in the tournament, the No. 1 Otterville girls turned back Bunceton’s JV 49-11 while the No. 2 Bunceton girls beat Jamestown by a score of 54-35.

The Lady Eagles led Bunceton’s JV 33-6 at the half and 43-8 after three quarters of play.

Amy Oleynik paced all scorers in the game for Otterville with 12 points. Bunceton was led by Julie Kahle with four points, two rebounds and one assist. Lexus Chapman added three points and two rebounds while Lizzy Maddex had two points, five rebounds and two assists, Becky Fredrick with two points and three rebounds and Haylee Kuster and Deanne Emde each with three rebounds.

Bunceton coach Mike Arnold said the girls gave great effort throughout the whole game. “I’m proud of them for giving their best,”?Arnold said.

Of course the Bunceton girls varsity basketball team had a little better luck while leading Jamestown 18-9 after one, 31-13 at the half and 48-26 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, the Lady Eagles rallied back with a 9-6 scoring edge.

Coach Arnold said offensively the girls played better at times but continue to struggle on defense. “If we could get to the point where we could play on both ends of the floor, we could be ok,”?Arnold said.
Rachel Emde had a double-double in the game for Bunceton, 9-6 on the season, with 26 points and 13 rebounds. She also dished out three assists and had one steal in the game.

Erica Kahle finished the game with 13 points, four assists, three steals and one rebound while Sam Brandes added six points, seven steals, four assists and three rebounds, Maddy Berwanger with four points, seven rebounds, three steals and one assist, Chelsea Emde with three points, seven rebounds, four steals and two assists, Jessica Wieland with two points, six rebounds and one steal and Beth Tuttle with three assists and one rebound.

The Lady Dragons also hit on 24 of 62 shots from the field for 39 percent and 3 of 8 from the line for 38 percent.

Jamestown was led by Morgan Imhoff with 12 points.

Tournament action will continue tonight, with the Otterville boys playing Bunceton at 5 p.m., followed by the Bunceton girls versus Prairie Home at 6:30 and Prairie Home boys versus Malta Bend at 8.