The Prairie Home/Bunceton boys basketball team outscored Russellville in all four quarters for a 94-63 win Monday night in Prairie Home.
The Panthers, improving to 14-7 on the season, opened the game with a 26-18 first-quarter lead against Russellville and then outscored the Indians 27-25 in the second period to extend the lead to 53-43. Meanwhile, in the second half, Prairie Home again outscored Russellville 24-12 to make it 77-55. Then, in the final period, the Panthers held a 17-8 advantage to win the game by 31.
“We really worked the ball around on offense tonight,” said Prairie Home coach Trever Huth. “We got in the lane and made the right shot or pass at the right time. This game really showed what we can if we all come together to do all of the light things right on this side of the ball. As far as our defense, we need to get that picked back up and get our rotations back together. Just knowing who we are guarding and to stop ball before it can get into the paint. We did create some turnovers that lead to some buckets for us to really get us going. Look to keep this moment into a big week of district play.”
Senior Kassen Lock led all scorers for Prairie Home with 35 points along with eight assists, seven rebounds and one steal.
Blane Petsel finished the game with 14 points, five rebounds, four steals and four assists. Clayton Pethan had a triple double with 13 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists. Jason Burnett added 11 points, four steals, three rebounds and three assists while Ty Stidham chipped in seven points and five rebounds, Alex Rhode six points, five rebounds, two steals and one assist, Hunter Shuffield four points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal, Dillon Alpers two points and one steal and Tripp Kendrick with two points.
For Russellville, Bryce Mehrhoff had 16, Jesse Daniel 12 and Trenton Morrow with 10.