Area basketball results

Prairie Home girls

The Lady Panthers defeated Malta Bend 59-11 at the CCAA Conference Tournament Jan. 28 at Higbee.

"We've been fighting the flu badly as a team," Prairie Home Coach Linda Scott said. "We moved well and shot well, but we just don't have energy. We need practice and rest. It was a good game, even though we haven't been able to practice for six days, which shows it takes team work at its best to overcome team illness."

Makayla Zey led Prairie Home with 16 points. Rachel Distler had 12 and Brooke Emmerich scored 11. Shiane Rhorer had eight points and Josie Flood chipped in with six.

The Lady Panthers hit 11 of 13 free throws.

Prairie Home then played Jamestown Thursday in the semifinal round of the tourney, where the Lady Panthers defeated the Lady Eagles 68-47.

Prairie Home (13-4) outscored Jamestown 20-7 in the first quarter and 19-9 in the second to lead 39-16 at the half. After an even 10-10 third quarter, the Lady Eagles outscored the Lady Panthers 21-19 in the fourth quarter, but it was too little, too late as Prairie Home came away with the win, 68-47.

Distler, who was 5-7 at the free-throw line, led Prairie Home with 14 points. Rhorer followed with 13 points, while Makayla Zey scored 12. Brooke Emmerich and Josie Flood each had 11 points.

"Great Defense was the key to this game," Scott said. "To hold Jamestown to 26 points in three quarters is outstanding. Jamestown is a good-shooting team. We had a game plan and the kids worked it to the fullest. We had so many steals and touches throughout the game on defense. I am so proud of the girls' effort. Brooke and Josie had super games for us tonight. What makes our team special is everyone can score and does."

The final games of the CCAA Tournament were scheduled for Saturday, however, they were cancelled due to weather, and had not been rescheduled at press time.

Prairie Home boys

The Panthers defeated Malta Bend 68-9 at the CCAA Conference Tournament Jan. 28 at Higbee.

Prairie Home outscored Malta Bend 16-0 in the first quarter, 20-2 in the second, 21-5 in the third and 11-2 in the fourth to secure the win.

"We played well on defense and rebouded well tonight," Panther Coach Cary Bibb said. "All of our players got a lot of time on the court and we got a nice win."

Prairie Home was led by Kody Simmons with 13 points, five rebounds, three steals and three assists. Ben Stock had 12 points and led rebounds with seven. Rayce Kendrick also had 12 points, as well as six rebounds and three assists. Jonathan Brandes scored 11 points and had four rebounds and two assists.

Malta Bend was led by Larry Edde with five points.

The Panthers then played Otterville Thursday, where Prairie Home captured a 40-33 victory.

The Panthers outscored the Eagles 12-6 in the first quarter and 8-7 in the second to lead 20-13 at the half. An even 20-20 second half left the win with the Panthers, 40-33.

Rayce Kendrick led Prairie Home with 12 points, four rebounds and four assists. Wyatt Borghardt followed with 11 points. Klay Holliday had six points, seven rebounds and three steals and Simmons had six points, seven rebounds, four steals and two assists.

The final games of the CCAA Tournament were scheduled for Saturday, however, they were cancelled due to weather, and had not been rescheduled at press time.

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