Prairie Home boys, minus senior Creed Flood, fall to Jamestown 77-27
After spotting the Jamestown Lady Eagles a 6-0 lead Friday night in CCAA action at Prairie Home, the Lady Panthers decided to get tough.
Freshmen Kourtney Kendrick and Kelsey Watson also decided to carry the Lady Panthers on their back while combining for 40 of the team’s 63 points in a 63-28 win over Jamestown.
While improving to 6-8 on the season, head coach Dalton Armontrout said the girls played their best game of the season against Jamestown.
“We were in sync for most of the night,” Armontrout said. “We cut down on offensive rebounds and we cut down on turnovers with eight. Everyone played extremely well. We will look to build on this in our next two games against Higbee and Fayette.”
Although the game ended up being one-sided, Jamestown gave Prairie Home everything they wanted and more early on while leading 6-0 after back to back threes.
However after settling down on the offensive end and forcing Jamestown to turn it over against the press, Prairie Home pretty much controlled the rest of the game by outscoring the Lady Eagles 15-2 for the rest of the quarter to lead by a score of 15-8.
The Lady Panthers never looked back from that point on in the ballgame by outscoring Jamestown 17-6 in the second period to go into the half on top 32-14.
The second half was pretty much the same as Prairie Home held a 20-9 advantage in the third quarter to lead Jamestown 52-23. In that same quarter, the Lady Panthers went on a 10-0 run during a two minute stretch to extend the lead to 49-21. Kendrick then put a stamp on the quarter with a three from the baseline to make it 52-23.
The Lady Panthers continued to add some distance between them and Jamestown in the fourth by outscoring the Eagles 11-5 to win by 35.
As for the scoring, Kendrick finished the game with a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds along with two assists and one steal.
Watson chipped in 19 points, four rebounds and one steal while Ashlyn Twenter added 11 points, three rebounds and three steals, Maggie Wood seven points, seven rebounds and two steals and Jerzee Cantrell with five points, one rebound and one steal.
Blake Scholl had the team high for Jamestown with seven points.
As for the Prairie Home boys basketball team, they had some bad news to start the game with senior standout Creed Flood on crutches due to a hip injury.
With Flood out of the game possibly for the rest of the season, the Panthers were just no match against Jamestown while trailing 21-3 after one, 38-14 at the half and 63-23 after three quarters of play. The Eagles also held a 14-3 advantage in the fourth.
Armontrout said anytime you have more turnovers than points, it’s not a good thing. “We were missing a very important piece tonight and it was our first game without him,” Armontrout said. “We just happen to have the No. 4 team in Class 1. Jamestown was just better than us. They are a very good team.”
Trenton Barbour and Austin Flippin each had 15 points in the game for Jamestown.
For Prairie Home, who dropped to 9-7 overall and 1-1 in the CCAA, Clayton Pethan finished the game with six points, 10 rebounds, two steals and two assists.
Alex Rhode had four points, five rebounds and one steal while Ty Stidham added four points, two steals and two assists, Blake Petsel four points, one rebound and one assist, Kassen Lock three points, four steals, two rebounds and one assist, John Fontana two points, two rebounds and one assist and Luke Stewart with one rebound.