Prairiland throttles Detroit in 40-point home-opening win
The Prairiland Patriots basketball team pushed the pace from the opening tip of its home-opener win against the visiting Detroit Eagles. Behind a strong transition game and plenty of activity on defense, Prairiland cruised to a 64-24 win over the Eagles in Pattonville on Saturday.
By halftime, the Patriots’ lead swelled to 35-16. In the second half, Prairiland was even more dominant in limiting Detroit to just eight total points in the final two quarters of play. On the flip side, the Patriots scored 29 second-half points.
Blake Lewis led the charge for Prairiland with a game-high 15 points. Mason Day, Brylee Galloway, and Braydan Nichols each scored 7 points, while Ryan Butler and Jeremiah Harrison recorded 6 points apiece. Gage Bankhead added 5 points, while both Kadadrion Coulter and Caleb Jameson had 4 points each. Brooks Morrison also chipped in with 2 points.
Junior guard Jessie Tucker led the Eagles with 6 points, while Kagen Carson, Brayden Greer, and Cloedus Scales each scored 4 points. Kaleb Jones and Claude Scales finished with 2 points apiece.
The Patriots (3-0) will take the court again at 6 p.m. tonight at home against North Hopkins (2-0). Meanwhile, the Eagles (0-4) will try to rebound at 7:30 p.m. tonight at home against Avery (1-2). For more sports coverage, click here.