Prairie Home boys finish 0-3 with close losses against Tuscumbia, Vienna and Richland
The Prairie Home boys and girls basketball teams took different paths while competing in a four-team Jamboree Monday and Tuesday in Tuscumbia.
In the Jamboree on Monday, the Lady Panthers finished 3-0 with a 15-13 win over Tuscumbia, a 30-10 win over Vienna and a 26-23 win over Richland.
Although all three games were just exhibition games, head coach Dalton Armentrout said this was a great opportunity to see what they need to work on before their first game. “We played two bigger schools and the other is a district opponent,” Armentrout said. “I saw some good things and I saw some things we need to improve on. We will have to learn to play smarter. We got in foul trouble a lot last night and with only six girls, that is a problem. On the bright side, we moved the ball extremely well getting a good shot for a great shot. Again, we beat good quality teams.”
Rachel Distler had 32 points, four rebounds, three steals and one assist on the night for the Lady Panthers.
Shianne Rhorer finished the night with 26 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and two assists while Josie Flood added four points, eight rebounds, four assists and one steal, Makayla Zey with four points, six steals, five rebounds and two assists, Kristen Peterson with three points, one rebound, one steal and one assist and Ally Small with two points and four rebounds.
The Lady Panthers also finished the night shooting 26 of 54 from the field for 48 percent and 21 of 32 from the foul line for 66 percent.
As for the Prairie Home boys, they also faced some good competition on Tuesday but finished on the short in while losing all three games against Tuscumbia 28-24, Vienna 37-29 and Richland 29-24.
Coach Armentrout said the Panthers didn’t fair well in the games from a win-loss standpoint, but that’s not what matters in these type of games. “I wanted to see how the guys responded,” Armentrout said. “We were in every game we played. I thought the biggest thing was our free throws. Defensively, we gave them too many second chance and sometimes third chance opportunities. We have to box out better.”
Creed Flood led four players in double figures on the night with 30 points along with 15 rebounds, five steals and one assist.
Ross Kendrick had 21 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and three assists while Wyatt Borghardt added 12 points, four rebounds and three assists, Ben Stock with 11 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and three assists, Gabe Fenton with four points, eight rebounds and one assist, Colin Fair with one rebound and one steal and Sage Eichenburch with one assist.
The Panthers also finished the night shooting 31 of 87 from the field for 11 percent and 21 of 50 from the foul line for 42 percent.