Prairie Home boys edge Eagles in thriller, 59-57
The Prairie Home girls basketball team had little trouble Thursday night on the road by leading the Otterville Lady Eagles from the first quarter on en route to a 56-39 victory.
As for the Prairie Home boys, they had a little tougher time while rallying in the final period to beat the Eagles 59-57.
The Lady Panthers, improving to 3-0 on the season, outscored Otterville in all four quarters and led 27-16 at the half and 39-27 after three quarters of play. Prairie Home also held a 17-12 advantage in the final period.
Prairie Home coach Dalton Armontrout said this was very ugly. “Not our best game,” Armontrout said. “We were sloppy on both sides of the ball. However, Otterville is a good team.”
Senior Shianne Rhorer, who has had double-doubles in each of her first-two games, chalked up No. 3 against Otterville with 28 points along with 14 rebounds. She also had six steals and one assist in the game.
Rachel Distler finished the game with 19 points, seven rebounds, six steals and three assists while Ashlyn Twenter added four points, Kurstin Leonard three points, one rebound, one steal and one assist, Elizabeth Fairchild with two points, two steals and one assist and Kristen Peterson with three rebounds, two assists and one steal.
Prairie Home also finished the game shooting 41 percent from the field, 50 percent from the three-point arc and 57 percent from the foul line.
For Otterville, Delaney Stone had the team-high with 18 points.
As for the Prairie Home boys, they also led Otterville 32-26 at the half but was outscored 21-12 in the third to trail by three at 47-44. However, in the final period, the Panthers rallied back with a 15-10 advantage to win the game by two.
Armontrout said the boys had great energy all night. “Ross had a great game,” Armontrout said. “Everybody contributed. We had good minutes from Rhode and Creed. We moved the ball extremely well on offense. We played really good defense and boxed out very well. We had to contain Neal. You can’t stop him, just contain him, but most of his shots he hit were contested.”
Senior Ross Kendrick led the scoring attack for Prairie Home with 37 points along with six rebounds and two steals.
Wyatt Borghardt chipped in 20 points while dishing out a team-leading nine assists. He also had two rebounds and one steal. Clayton Pethan added 11 points, six rebounds, three steals and three assists while Kassen Lock had seven points, three assists, two steals and one rebound, Creed Flood with five points, one rebound and one assist, Ty Stinson two points, four rebounds and one assist, Austin Small two points and one rebound, Alex Rhode also with two points, Austin Hatfield with one point and Adam Lohse with two rebounds.
Prairie Home also shot 72 percent from the field, 50 percent from the three-point arc and 54 percent from the foul line.
For Otterville, Neal tossed in 31 points.