Leads Lady Panthers past Eagles 61-23; boys fall 64-60
The Prairie Home girls basketball team had the perfect bounce back game in CCAA action Thursday night against the Jamestown Lady Eagles.
After losing to the Sturgeon Lady Bulldogs by 14 last week, the Prairie Home girls came out and led Jamestown from start to finish for a convincing 61-23 victory.
As for the Prairie Home boys, they fell in a close game against Jamestown 64-60.
The Lady Panthers, improving to 17-8 on the season and 3-1 in the conference, opened the first half with a 38-9 lead and then outscored Jamestown 23-14 in the second half.
Prairie Home coach Dalton Armontrout said this was a good conference win.
“We did a lot of good things tonight and I hope they carry over into districts,” Armontrout said. “I was impressed with our defense and we rebounded well. We have two days of practice to get ready for Higbee.”
It appears senior Shianne Rhorer is ready to go now for the Lady Panthers after finishing with a double-double with 39 points and 16 rebounds. She also had eight steals and one assist.
Rachel Distler also scored in double figures with 11 points, six rebounds, four steals and two assists. Kristen Peterson chipped in seven points, two rebounds, one steal and one assist while Ashlyn Twenter added four points, two rebounds and two assists, Kurstin Leonard with one steal and Elizabeth Fairchild with one rebound.
The Lady Panthers also finished the game shooting 52 percent from the field and 71 percent from the foul line.
For Jamestown, Scholl finished the game with six points.
As for the Prairie Home boys, they also led Jamestown 17-13 after first period’s end but was outscored 19-13 in the second to trail the Eagles at the break 32-30. Jamestown extended its lead to 49-40 after three and then had to hold on in the fourth as Prairie Home rallied back with a 20-15 advantage.
Coach Armontrout said the boys missed quite a few easy layups and free throws. “We also had a lot of turnovers,” Armontrout said. “This has hurt us all season long. We played hard and got some steals late, but there was just little things that didn’t bounce our way. We played well, but we have things to work on before a very tough district tournament.”
Barbour led the scoring attack in the game for Jamestown with 16 points.
For Prairie Home, who dropped to 14-10 overall and 2-2 in the CCAA, Ross Kendrick had 23 points, 11 rebounds, one steal and one assist.
Creed Flood finished the game with 12 points and four rebounds while Wyatt Borghardt added nine points, four steals, three assists and two rebounds, Kassen Lock with nine points, three assists and two rebounds, Ty Stinson with five points and three rebounds and Clayton Pethan with two points, four rebounds, two steals and one assist.
For the game, Prairie Home also hit on 24 of 50 shots from the field for 48 percent and 7 of 13 from the foul line for 54 percent.