Prairie Home boys fall 59-57
Prairie Home senior Shianne Rhorer has definitely picked up where she left off last season for the Lady Panthers after averaging double figures in both scoring and rebounding.
In only the team’s second game of the season, Rhorer picked up her second double-double with 22 points and 21 rebounds to lead Prairie Home past Community R-6 49-46.
The Lady Panthers, 2-0 on the season, led Community R-6 by only three (23-20) at the half but were outscored 17-10 in the third quarter to trail 37-33. However, in the final period, Prairie Home rallied back with a 16-9 advantage to win the game by three.
Prairie Home coach Dalton Armontrout said this was a rough game.
“Community R-6 was a good team we were facing,” Armontrout said. “We didn’t play the best, but we put together some good quarters. Offensively, we were pretty stagnant and didn’t have a lot of movement. I think our defense kept us in the game. We knew they like to drive and I thought the girls did a good job at taking that away. I thought our rotations gave us a chance for some steals. We could rebounded better on the back side, but we got stops on defense and boarded when we needed it most and hit key free throws down the stretch.”
In addition to her second double-double of the season, Rhorer also had three steals and three assists.
Senior Rachel Distler finished the game with 19 points, three rebounds and three steals while Kristen Peterson added four points and four rebounds, Ashlyn Twenter three points, five rebounds, one steal and one assist and Elizabeth Fairchild with one point and one rebound.
The Lady Panthers also finished the game shooting 47 percent from the three-point arc and 64 percent from the foul line.
For Community R-6, Curtis had 22 points.
Community R-6 59
Prairie Home 57
The Prairie Home boys basketball team dropped a two-point decision at home Tuesday night against Community R-6.
The Panthers, 1-1 on the season, trailed Community R-6 12-11 after one and 32-26 at the half before rallying back with a 21-12 advantage in the third to go up by three at 47-44. However in the final period, Community R-6 stormed back with a 15-10 scoring edge for the victory.
Prairie Home coach Dalton Armontrout said free throws and execution were the difference in the game. “That’s what it came down to,” Armontrout said. “We had the ball up four with two and a half minutes left and didn’t execute. We didn’t get a good shot or run some clock. We had the ball 3-4 times with the game tied under one and half minutes and turned it over by trying to force it. We also had the ball at the closing seconds and tried to force it. Defensively, we gave them too many second chance opportunities. We left a lot of points at the free throw line and didn’t shoot very well.”
Hollensteiner had the team-high for Community R-6 with 23 points.
For Prairie Home, Ross Kendrick finished the game with 33 points, eight rebounds and three steals.
Creed Flood had eight points, five steals, three rebounds and two assists while Wyatt Borghardt added eight points, six assists and four steals, Kassen Lock with three points, three assists, two steals and one rebound, Clayton Pethan three points, five rebounds and one steal, Ty Stinson two points and two rebounds and Alex Rhode with one rebound.
Prairie Home also hit on 22 of 41 shots from the field for 54 percent and 4 of 10 from the three-point arc for 40 percent. However from the foul line, the Panthers made just 9 of 23 shots for 39 percent.