The Prairie Home with Bunceton boys and the Bunceton with Prairie Home girls basketball teams had Northwest of Hughesville’s number Wednesday night in the W-K Holiday Shootout at State Fair Community College in Sedalia.
While the Lady Dragons defeated Northwest 59-26, the Prairie Home boys were just as dominating by beating the Mustangs 74-46.
The Lady Dragons, 5-3 on the season, outscored Northwest of Hughesville in all four quarters and led 17-4 after one, 36-11 at the half and 47-19 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, Bunceton held a 12-8 advantage.
Bunceton coach Dustin Ray said this was a good team win. “Everybody was able to get some court time and get a little better,” Ray said. “I’m very proud of the continuous effort.”
Chloe Moser led the Lady Dragons in both scoring and rebounding with 14 points and seven boards. Moser also finished the game with two assists and one steal.
Kelsey Watson finished the game with 12 points, three steals and three assists while Maggie Wood added seven points, three steals, three assists and two rebounds, Taylyn Heilman six points, one rebound, one steal and one assist, Laney Heilman five points, two rebounds and one assist, Ashlyn Twenter four points, one rebound and one assist, Madelynn Myers two points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal, Maddie Brandes two points, three rebounds and one steal, Paiton Williams two points and one rebound, Cara Bishop one point, three rebounds and two steals, Lyrik Tracy one point, two rebounds and two steals and Kylee Myers with one point and one rebound.
For Northwest of Hughesville, Gracie Rice had 13 points.
For the game, the Lady Dragons hit on 24 of 56 shots from the field for 43 percent and 7 of 14 from the foul line for 50 percent.
As for the Prairie Home boys, they also outscored Northwest in all four quarters and led 25-13 after one, 38-23 at the half and 58-37 after three quarters of play. The Panthers also held a 16-9 scoring edge in the final period.
“We played a good game all in all tonight against a rebuilding Northwest team,” said Prairie Home coach Trever Huth. “They were athletic and rebounded the ball well, but in the end we kept them off the boards for the most part and played good defense throughout the game. Offensively we moved the ball well tonight and found the holes in the defense and got into the paint, which was great to see when we weren't shooting the ball very well tonight. Would like to congratulate Kassen Lock on hitting his 1,000's point tonight.”
While hitting the 1,000 point mark in his career, Lock also led the Panthers in scoring against Northwest with 23 points along with six steals, four rebounds and three assists.
Jason Burnett finished the game with 10 points, four rebounds and four steals while Clayton Pethan added nine points, six assists, four rebounds and three steals, Blane Petsel nine points, six assists, three steals and one rebound, Alex Rhode eight points, four rebounds and one assist, Ty Stidham five points and one rebound, Hunter Shuffield four points, three rebounds, one steal and one assist, Dillon Alpers four points, two rebounds and one steal and Ryan Small with two points.
For Northwest, Gavin Killion had 15 points.
For the game, the Panthers hit on 30 of 58 shots from the field for 52 percent and 11 of 16 from the foul line for 69 percent.
The Bunceton girls and Prairie Home boys will play in the 25th annual Otterville Holiday Classic on Dec. 28-Jan. 4.
The Lady Dragons, the No. 1 seed, will face Northwest of Hughesville again in the opening round on Saturday, Dec. 28 starting at 3 p.m. As for Prairie Home boys, they will play Otterville for the third time this season in a No. 4 versus No. 5 matchup on Dec. 28 at 4:30 p.m.
Slater boys drew the No. 1 seed in the tournament, followed by Smithton, Lincoln, Otterville, Prairie Home, Northwest, Hermitage and La Monte.
On the girls side of the bracket, Otterville drew the No. 2 seed, followed by Smithton, La Monte, Slater, Hermitage, Lincoln and Northwest.