The Prairie Home Panthers basketball team had it clicking on all cylinders Monday night while hosting the Tipton Cardinals.
In a varsity game only, the Panthers had four players in double figures and led Tipton from start to finish en route to a 82-74 victory.
The Panthers, improving to 5-2 on the season, outscored Tipton in only two of the four quarters but still managed to lead 28-15 after first period’s end and 38-30 at the half. Meanwhile, in the second half, Prairie Home came out and held a 20-16 scoring edge in the third to extend its lead over Tipton to 12 at 58-46. Of course the Cardinals didn’t go down without a fight. In the final period, Tipton rallied back with a 28-24 advantage to cut the lead back to eight.
Prairie Home coach Dalton Armontrout said the boys came out ready to play.
“We had a good first quarter,” Armontrout said. “We got in foul trouble, which kind of made us change our defense, but I was proud of my bench on how they stepped up. They came in when I needed them and gave us good minutes. We didnt value the basketball very well. We committed too many turnovers and didn’t box out very well. Overall, it was a good win. We didn’t get to practice for two days due to the weather, so I was glad to see them come out like they did. We have a tough game at Hallsville before Christmas break.”
Senior Wyatt Borghardt led four players in double figures for Prairie Home with 24 points along with two rebounds and two assists.
Ross Kendrick finished the game with 22 points and ine rebounds while Kassen Lock added 13 points, one rebound and one steal, Creed Flood with 10 points, six rebounds, three steals and two assists, Ty Stinson with seven points, six rebounds and two steals, Clayton Pethan with six points, eight rebounds, three steals and one assist and Sage Eichenburch and Alex Rhode each with one rebound.
The Panthers also finished the game shooting 57 percent from the field and 61 percent from the foul line.