Area basketball

Jamestown girls

Jamestown hosted South Callaway Dec. 17, where the Lady Eagles defeated the Lady Bulldogs 43-37.

South Callaway led 10-8 after the first quarter and 19-18 at the half, however, Jamestown came back to outscore the Lady Bulldogs 14-9 in the third quarter and 11-9 in the fourth to secure the win.

Mickayla Strother led Jamestown with 13 points, followed by Alli Muri with 12, and Mackenzie Strother with 11. Lexi Muri chipped in with seven points.

South Callaway was led by Hannah Oberdiek with 12 points, and Sara Jennings with 10.

Jamestown faced New Bloomfield Saturday at the National Guard Shootout at Fleming Fieldhouse, Jefferson City, where the Lady Eagles lost 54-48.

"Robyn Eschenbrenner had a strong game which was nice to see," Jamestown Coach E.H. Hirschvogel said. "Overall, we are playing well. We're going to use the break to iron out some wrinkles and to draw even closer as a team."

Following the Christmas break, the Lady Eagles (4-3) will host Russellville at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9.

Prairie Home boys

The Panthers traveled to Otterville Dec. 16, where they lost a close contest to the Eagles, 37-36.

Otterville led 7-2 after the first quarter, 20-8 at the half, and 31-14 after three quarters. The Panthers turned up the heat in the final frame to outscore the Eagles 22-6, and came up just a point short to take the loss.

Rayce Kendrick led Prairie Home with 15 points, eight rebounds, eight steals and one assist. Jonathan Brandes scored 11 points and led rebounds with 12, and had one steal.

The Panthers hosted Malta Bend Thursday, where they captured a 72-26 win. Prairie Home outscored Malta Bend 25-4 in the first quarter, 21-10 in the second, 12-5 in the third and 14-7 in the fourth to secure the win.

The Panthers were led by Rayce Kendrick and Klay Holliday with 13 points each. Kendrick also had nine rebounds, five steals and four assists. Holliday had eight rebounds, three assists and two steals. Kody Simmons had 12 pointss, eight rebounds and three assists. Ross Kendrick scored 11 points and had four rebounds and four steals and Wyatt Borghardt chipped in with 10 points.

After the Christmas break, Prairie Home (4-3) will host Calvary Lutheran Friday, Jan. 3. The varsity girls will play at 6 p.m. with the varsity boys to follow.

Prairie Home girls

The Lady Panthers hosted Otterville Dec. 16, where they captured a 58-34 victory from the Lady Eagles. Prairie Home led 9-8 after one quarter and 25-10 at the half. The Lady Panthers went on to outscore the Lady Eagles 17-12 in the third quarter and 16-12 in the fourth to take the win.

Prairie Home was led by Rachel Distler and Makayla Zey with 18 points each. Distler was 6-6 at the free-throw line. Shianne Rhorer scored 14 points and was 4-5 at the free-throw line.

"We got off to a slow start," Prairie Home Coach Linda Scott said. "But we played a solid all-around game. We moved the ball well and got the shots we wanted. The girls showed good court sense which allowed us to to drive to the basket or hit the open man for easy shots. We're truly coming around offensively. At 4-2, these kids are getting a taste of winning and they like it a lot."

Prairie Home hosted Malta Bend Thursday, where the Lady Panthers captured a 74-12 win. Prairie Home outscored Malta Bend 17-6 in the first quarter, 26-4 in the second, 25-2 in the third and 6-0 in the fourth.

"We worked a lot of different defenses tonight and the girls shot the ball well," Prairie Home Coach Linda Scott said. "We are getting better each game, but the best part of our team is how everyone gets along. They love the fact that we're 5-2."

The Lady Panthers were led by Distler with 25 points, five rebounds, seven assists and two steals. Zey scored 11 points and had 10 rebounds, seven steals and three assists. Brooke Emmerich had 10 points, four rebounds, six steals and four assists. Rhorer led rebounds with 17 and chipped in with six points, five steals and three assists.

After the Christmas break, Prairie Home (5-2) will host Calvary Lutheran at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3.

Russellville girls

The Lady Indians traveled to Mokane Dec. 9, where they defeated South Callaway 59-31. Russellville was led by Amberlynn Grellner with 15 points. Hannah Matthews followed with 14, while Justice Miller had eight. Grellner also led rebounds with 10 .

Russellville hosted Harrisburg Dec. 12, where the Lady Indians suffered a 56-49 loss.

Grellner led Russellville with 17 points. Matthews added 10, and Kaitlyn Bungart chipped in with eight. Bungart led rebounds with six.

The Lady Indians traveled to Wardsville Dec. 16, where they lost 58-37 to Blair Oaks.

Grellner led Russellville scoring with 15 points. Miller scored nine points and Haley Windsor had six. Grellner led rebounds with 10.

Following the Christmas break, the Lady Indians will be back in action Friday, Jan. 3. Russellville will host Eldon at 6 p.m.

Russellville boys

The Indians were on the road Dec. 16 for games against St. Elizabeth, where Russellville won both the varsity and JV contests.

Russellville's varsity won 47-40 led by Levi Anderson with 19 points. Coy Bond scored nine and Cody Willingham had seven.

California's JV defeated St. Elizabeth 25-22 led by Willingham with eight points. Brien Gier had five.

Russellville hosted Versailles Thursday night, where the Indians suffered a 66-35 loss to the Tigers. Anderson led the Indians with 17 points, 11 rebounds and three steals. Dylan Henderson and Gier each scored six points. Henderson also grabbed four rebounds.

Russellville's JV also lost to Versailles, 47-16 led by Tyler Voss with nine points. David Sheldon added six.

Following the Christmas break, the Indians will be back in action Monday, Jan. 6, at the Stover Tournament.

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