Madison Brown had 23 points, seven steals, six rebounds and one assist to lead the Prairie Home girls junior high basketball team over Higbee 29-20 in CCAA action Tuesday night at Prairie Home.
The Lady Panthers, improving to 3-2 on the season, led Higbee 18-10 at the half and then outscored the Tigers 11-10 in the second half.
Prairie Home coach Mark McLaughlin said the girls put in their best performance so far. “Madison produced another standout effort, but we also got great defensive intensity from everyone, good work on the boards, and handled pressure on the ball very well,” McLaughlin said. “I was especially impressed with execution and handling of adjustments in game. Tough to do for almost any team, but these young ladies did a great job of it.”
Kamden Holliday finished the game with one point, eight rebounds, three steals and two assists while Kelcy Mullett added one point, five rebounds and two steals, Kate Crews with five rebounds and Aubree Hedgpath with two rebounds and two steals.
Alie Mitchell had the high game for Higbee with nine points.
Higbee (B) 43
Prairie Home 27
The Higbee boys junior high basketball team outscored Prairie Home 27-11 in the first-two quarters and never looked back Tuesday night in Prairie Home.
The Panthers, dropping to 1-3 on the season, trailed Higbee 12-5 after first period’s end, 27-11 at the half and 33-17 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, Prairie Home matched Higbee with 10 points.
Prairie Home coach Mark McLaughlin said Higbee was a skilled, athletic and physical team. “We were initially put back on our heels with their speed, but I felt over the course of the game we made good adjustments to that to mount a comeback,” McLaughlin said. “Down 18 in the third, we pushed back to within 10 before they pulled away. I liked the presence of mind of Layne and the breakout effort for our guys pushing back late. We still have a lot of work to do.”
Chad Crawford led the scoring attack for Higbee with 14 points.
For Prairie Home, Layne Brandes tossed in eight points while grabbing four rebounds and three steals. Tripp Kendrick chipped in six points and seven rebounds while Grant Milne added six points and two rebounds, Landon Case with five points, three assists, two steals and one rebound and Evan Rhorer with two points and six rebounds.