The Prairie Home boys and girls junior high basketball teams fell on the road Friday night in CCAA action at Jamestown, losing to the Eagles by the scores of 49-33 and 31-22, respectively.
The Lady Panthers, dropping to 2-2 on the season, led Jamestown 4-2 after first period’s end but then was outscored 13-5 in the second quarter to trail by a score of 5-9 at the half. Meanwhile, after both teams scored six points in the third quarter, Jamestown came back and outscored Prairie Home 10-7 in the final period for the victory.
Prairie Home coach Mark McLaughlin said the girls played a strong competitive game against a good Jamestown squad. “We pulled a 10 point deficit back to 27-22 before they scored two late baskets,” McLaughlin said. “Another solid defensive showing by the entire group. Madison Brown continues to standout.”
Jolenne Sorrells led the scoring attack for Jamestown with 12 points.
For Prairie Home, Madison Brown finished the game with 16 points, five steals and three rebounds. Aubree Hedgpath chipped in four points, three steals and two rebounds while Kamden Holliday added two points, four rebounds and three steals.
As for the Prairie Home boys, they trailed Jamestown from the first quarter on as the Eagles led 26-17 at the half and 40-20 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, the Panthers outscored Jamestown 13-9.
Coach McLaughlin said the boys started ok, but execution suffered in the middle two quarters.
“I saw better effort in the second half on the defensive end and some glimmers of performance offensively,” McLaughlin said. “Layne Brandes had a nice breakout game and worked well with his teammates; has something going with Tripp Kendrick on both sides of the pitch and catch game. I know this game can play better.”
Skylar Duncan had 15 points and Shayne Harlan 10 to lead the Eagles.
For Prairie Home, who dropped to 1-2 on the season, Layne Brandes finished the game with 11 points, four rebounds, three steals and three assists. Tripp Kendrick tossed in eight points, eight rebounds, one steal and one assist while Evan Rhorer added six points, six rebounds and two steals, Landon Case four points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals and Dakota Kuester with four points, one rebound and one steal.