The Prairie Home boys basketball team may have had a let down Monday night against MMA after winning the Pilot Grove Tiger Classic over the weekend.
Although the Panthers fell to MMA in a close game 65-62, head coach Dalton Armontrout said a bad third quarter got the best of his team.
“MMA amped up the pressure and we couldn’t seem to get passed it,” Armontrout said. “We committed 22 turnovers and didn’t shoot free throws very well. They were a lot bigger than us. I thought we did a good job of rebounds, we just have to do a better job valuing the basketball and making good passes and looking to attack and not settling.”
Despite the loss, senior Creed Flood had another good outing with 32 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double. He also finished the game with five steals and two assists.
Clayton Pethan tallied 13 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and one steal while Kassen Lock added 11 points, two assists, one rebound and one steal, Ty Stidham three points, two rebounds and one steal, Blake Petsel three points, one rebound and one assist, Alex Rhode two rebounds and Luke Stewart with one steal and one assist.
The Panthers also finished the game hitting 23 of 52 shots from the field for 44 percent and 10 of 19 from the foul line for 53 percent.
MMA was led by Penha with 34 points.