Wyatt Borghardt leads Prairie Home boys past Bunceton 68-41

The Bunceton Lady Dragons basketball team handed Prairie Home its second straight loss Tuesday night in Bunceton by a score of 57-44.
The Lady Dragons, improving to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the CCAA conference, trailed Prairie Home 17-14 after first period’s end before rallying back with a 15-9 advantage in the second quarter to lead by three (29-26) at the half. Meanwhile, after both teams put up 12 points in the third quarter, Bunceton came back and outscored the Lady Panthers 16-6 in the fourth to garner the victory.
Bunceton coach Mitch Hurt said his girls came ready to play against Prairie Home. “They executed the game plan very well and it paid off for them,” Hurt said. “Our defense was very good. We were able to keep them to 44 points. Many times a game like this can create momentum going forward. Anytime a team can hang their hat on their defense it’s always a good thing, especially this early in the year.”
Emily Clevenger finished the game with a double-double for Bunceton with 14 points and 10 rebounds. She also dished out three assists and had one steal.
Rachel Lenz chipped in 13 points, six rebounds and three steals while Taylor Burnett added 11 points, five rebounds, one steal and one assist, Lauren Wieland seven points, 10 rebounds, two assists and one steal, Skyler Shuffield five points, three rebounds and three assists, Jenna Kahle four points and two rebounds, Cara Bishop two points and one rebound and Chloe Moser with one point, six rebounds, one steal and one assist.
For Prairie Home, who dropped to 5-2 on the season, Shianne Rhorer had 16 points and 16 rebounds.
Rachel Distler finished the game with 14 points, six rebounds and one assist while Elizabeth Fairchild added eight points, five rebounds and two steals, Kristen Peterson two points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal, Kurstin Leonard two points, two rebounds, one steal and one assist and Ashlyn Twenter with two points.
Prairie Home coach Dalton Armontrout said his team couldn’t play defense or rebound in the game against Bunceton.
“We didn’t do the little things right,” Armontrout said. “We didn’t shoot it very well. We had 11 turnovers but we turned the ball over and took some bad shots at the end of the game. We didn’t get back on defense and rotate.”
Bunceton also hit on 7 of 13 shots from the foul line for 54 percent while Prairie Home converted on 15 of 23 shots for 65 percent.
Prairie Home (B) 68
Bunceton 41
The Prairie Home boys outscored Bunceton 27-2 in the first quarter and never looked back, beating the Dragons in CCAA action Tuesday night in Bunceton.
The Panthers, improving to 4-2 on the season, opened the first half with a 48-19 lead against Bunceton. However, in the second half, the Dragons rallied back by outscoring Prairie Home 22-20.
Prairie Home coach Dalton Armontrout said the boys had a great first half. “Our defense looked good, but we got lazy at times,” Armontrout said. “We rebounded well. My JV played really well when they were in. They played hard. We look to stay in the win column on Saturday versus Chamois.”
Wyatt Borghardt had the game-high for Prairie Home with 23 points along with three rebounds, two steals and one assist.
Ross Kendrick finished the game with 20 points, seven rebounds and three steals while Alex Rhode added seven points and two rebounds, Creed Flood with six points, four rebounds, four steals and one assist, Kassen Lock five points, two rebounds and one steal, Clayton Pethan four points, two rebounds, two steals and two assists, Sage Eichenburch two points and one steal, Ty Stinson three rebounds and Gabe Turner with one rebound.
For Bunceton, who dropped to 1-5 overall, Brayden Doyle had 14 points, seven rebounds and one steal.
Jordan Angermayer added six points and six rebounds while Rylee Knapheide had six points, three rebounds and one steal, Blake Petsel five points and seven rebounds, Dylan Flatt five points, two steals and one assist, David Knipp two points, six rebounds and one steal, Braxton Kempf two points and three rebounds and Mason Wells with one point.
Bunceton coach Mitch Hurt said everyone contributed in the game. “The boys worked very hard on both ends,” Hurt said. “We couldn’t get our shots to fall and the ones we did get were very hard to come by.”