PRAIRIE CITY - The Prairie City High School girls basketball team picked up two wins last weekend - 39-30 over the Burns freshmen on Feb. 3 and 53-22 over the Spray Lady Eagles on Feb. 4.

The Burns contest was "a valuable pickup game for the Lady Panthers," said coach Penny Black.

"The Burns program has always been well-coached, and the girls are knowledgeable and their skills are sharp," she said. "This game gave us a chance to work against defensive full-court pressure, and also allowed us to defend against a very talented shooting group."

Everyone on the Lady Panthers roster had time on the court.

Against Spray, Prairie City girls were relaxed and played well, Black said.

“The fans say the girls are really fun to watch, and it’s good to see the girls having fun, too,” she said.

Black cited strong performances by several players.

“Kailey Kell has been working extremely hard at getting more rebounds offensively and defensively,” she said. “We set a goal for everyone to be a threat with scoring, which we achieved, with impressive figures across the stats board.”

Kieley Williams, Amy Black and Kell were in double figures for scoring. Salona Mecham had nine assists. The coach also commended the work of freshman Lindsey Stewart.

“Our whole team has put in a great effort this season. They are working hard, and we are seeing the results,” Black said.

In the Spray game, Mecham had 15 points, nine assists and four steals. Williams also hit for 15 and had six rebounds. Black had 14 points and five steals. Other stats: Stewart, 6 points, seven rebounds and two steals; Kell, 11 points, 10 rebounds and three assists; Krystin Packard, four rebounds and one steal; Kelli Woodworth and Jade Evans, one rebound apiece.

The Lady Panthers play next on Thursday, Feb. 9, at Dayville against the Dayville/Monument Lady Tigers. “We are ready to bring the best game yet,” said Black.

Prairie City’s final league game will be at Ukiah on Friday, Feb. 10.

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