The Bunceton/Prairie Home girls basketball team couldn’t have scripted Tuesday night’s win any better over Calvary Lutheran.
Although the Lady Dragons had a rough first half, as head coach Dustin Ray calls it, they still managed to lead Calvary Lutheran 26-23.
However it was the third and fourth quarters that enabled Bunceton to pull away from Calvary Lutheran for a 65-41 victory.
“After a rough first half, we came out and played a very dominant second half,” said Bunceton coach Dustin Ray. “It took us a while to get going, but when we did, it happened fast.  Several players had solid games.  We’re all hoping for one more win to go undefeated in our conference, which would be a great accomplishment.”
Winning three out of four quarters will do that for a team.
The Lady Dragons, improving to 14-7 overall and 3-0 in the CCAA conference, also had three players in double figures for the game, with Chloe Moser finishing with a double-double with 20 points and 15 rebounds. Moser also had two steals and one assist.
Maggie Wood chipped in 18 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double along with four assists and one steal. Kelsey Watson added 11 points, five steals, three assists and two rebounds while Cara Bishop contributed eight points, 13 rebounds and four steals, Ashlyn Twenter five points, four rebounds and two steals, Madison Brown three points, seven rebounds, three assists and one steal and Maddie Brandes with one rebound.
Bunceton also took 84 shots in the game against Calvary Lutheran, making 24 for 29 percent. They were 13 of 22 from the foul line for 59 percent.
For Calvary Lutheran, Maddie Hamfieldt had 26 and Claire Duenckel with 13.
As for the Prairie Home/Bunceton boys basketball team, they also won against Calvary Lutheran 76-68.
The Panthers improved to 14-8 overall and 1-1 in the CCAA conference.
“We came out attacking right away from the start and that really set the tone for the game,” said Prairie Home coach Trever Huth. “We played really good defense to start off the game and Calvary had a good little run to close the quarter and I was happy to see that it didn't bother the boys at all. We came out in the second quarter and really played great on both sides of the ball and this was the difference in the game. Only giving up nine points to a team that can score all around like Calvary can is tough. From there on we held the lead and controlled the game to help get a great win for the week.”
The Panthers outscored Calvary Lutheran in every quarter but the fourth and led 18-15 after one, 34-24 at the half and 50-39 after three. Meanwhile, in the final period, Calvary Lutheran held a 29-26 advantage.
As for the scoring in the game for Prairie Home, Kassen Lock finished the game with 29 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Jason Burnett chipped in 17 points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal while Clayton Pethan added 15 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals, Blane Petsel eight points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal, Ty Stidham three points, three rebounds and one assist, Alex Rhode two points and five rebounds and Dillon Alpers with two points, three rebounds and one steal.
The Panthers also shot the ball well from both the field and foul line against Calvary Lutheran, hitting 26 of 53 shots from the field for 49 percent and 11 of 17 from the line for 65 percent.
For Calvary Lutheran, Trevin White had 21, Josh Pritchett 14, Jonathan Lieb 13 and Ian MacLaughin with 10.