Area Basketball Results
Originally published December 12, 2012 at 6 a.m., updated December 11, 2012 at 10:57 a.m.
The Lady Indians hosted South Callaway Dec. 3, where Russellville's varsity captured a 51-28 win.
"We really came out and set the tone defensively," Russellville Coach David Volkart said. "The girls played extremely hard and we did a lot of nice things. It’s nice to get a win from our home opener against a conference opponent."
Kennedy Volkart led the Lady Indians with 22 points and nine rebounds. Hannah Campbell followed with 12 points.
The Lady Indians traveled to Harrisburg Thursday, where Russellville's varsity lost 63-45 to the Lady Bulldgos.
'We're doing a lot of good things good, especially on the defensive end," Volkart said. "Our effort and intensity is very good, but we're just not converting on the offensive end. Once we start making some better decisions with the ball, good things will happen for us. We need to get off to a better start. We can’t continue to dig ourselves in a hole in the first quarter."
Kennedy led Russellville with 17 points and eight rebounds. Hannah Matthews followed with 10 points.
Russellville's JV also lost to Harrisburg, 50-29.
The Lady Indians hosted Blair Oaks Monday night, where Russellville's varsity, playing without starters Hannah Campbell and Emma Koestner, lost 63-36 to the Lady Falcons. Blair Oaks led 17-5 after the first quarter, however, the Lady Indians trailed by just one point, 21-20, at the half. The Lady Falcons led 45-26 going into the final frame.
Volkart led Russellville with 18 points and 14 rebounds.
Russellville will host Springfield Hillcrest Friday, beginning with the JV game at 5:30 p.m.
The Indians traveled to Jamestown Dec. 4, where Russellville's varsity defeated the Eagles 86-59.
Brenden Jackson led the Indians with 31 points, followed by Chandler wolf with 17 and Dakota Burgess with 13.
The Indians played at Tipton Friday, where the Russellville's varsity lost a close contest, 64-60. Jackson led Russellville with 20 points, followed by Levi Anderson and Wolf with 13 points each.
The Indians will play at Versailles Thursday, beginning with the JV game at 6 p.m.
Prairie Home Girls
The Lady Panthers participated in the Pilot Grove Tournament last week, where Prairie Home lost 48-25 to Stover Thursday.
The Lady Panthers were led by Kendra Stinson with 14 points and six rebounds. Makayla Zey followed with six points and nine rebounds.
"Foul problems by our seniors, and a car accident that kept our only junior out of
the game hurt us," Prairie Home Coach Linda Scott said. "We had mostlyfreshmen and sophomores on the floor in the first half. We rushed our shots all night."
Scott added, "In the second half, we matched Stover point to point and we stayed out of foul trouble. We are a super young team. This game pushed us to get better in a hurry. Nothing like game play to force us to play at a higher level. Stover shot the ball well, we must work each day on our shooting.
The Lady Panthers then played Tuscumbia Saturday at the Pilot Grove Tournament, where
Prairie Home suffered a tough 80-50 loss.
"Tuscumbia is a very strong team," Scott said. "We lost big but played by far our best game of the season. I was very happy with how well we handled the press, we were able to beat them down the floor. We cut our turnovers down tonight, even against their pressure. We also handled their halfcourt defense. We had some great passes, good screens and attacked the basket on offense much better tonight. Josie Flook had a super tournament for us and Kendra Stinson's quickness was a real help tonight. Everyone on the team scored. We also shot free throws better, by attacking the basket, we got to the line a lot more. This game made us play a the level we must play at if we want to become a good team. Our young players learned a lot tonight."
Flood led Prairie Home with 13 oints and six rebounds. Stinson followed with 11 points, four rebounds, five steals and four assists. Brooke Emmerich chipped in with nine points and had three rebounds and four assists.
Prairie Home hosted Otterville Monday night, where the Lady Panthers lost 50-40 .
"We did not come out to play physical in the first half," Scott said. "Otterville is a big, physical team inside. In the second half, we play hard and outscored Otterville, ought them for the loose balls and out-rebound themf.
Stinson led Prairie Home with 17 points, followed by Katlynn Watson with 11.
Prairie Home will be on the road Monday, Dec. 17, for a varsity girls and varsity boys game at the Missouri School for the Deaf, beginning at 6 p.m.
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