Updated: Mar 4
By David Heidrick, Prairie View Athletic Data Base
Feb. 28, 2022. That date marks the beginning of sub-state basketball. The second round will be March 3 for boys and March 4 for girls, and the championship games will be March 5.
The boys and girls tournaments will both be hosted by Prairie View this year. Attending will be the following schools: Burlington, Eureka, Frontenac, Anderson County, Girard, Humboldt, Prairie View, and Osawatomie.
The Prairie View boys got off to a 7-5 start, but have since lost five straight games as of Feb. 17, and have three games remaining on the schedule. The girls sit at 9-8, but have a two-game losing streak. The last three games of the regular season are at Anderson County, at home vs. Osawatomie, and home vs. Wellsville.
Senior Josh Robbins leads the boys in scoring at 16.2 per game, senior Kaden Walker leads the team in rebounding at 13.4 per game, and senior Zach Theis leads the squad in assists at 5.2 per game. Walker also leads in blocks and is second in scoring.
The trio of seniors are having some of the best individual statistical seasons in Prairie View history. There are a minimum of four remaining games for the boys.
Walker’s 216 rebounds are the third highest total in a single season for the school. Theis has 83 assists, good for a tie for eighth, and Josh Robbins is looking to make the top three in career scoring. He scored 229 as a sophomore, 257 as a junior, and has 262 so far this year, for a total of 748. That is good for fifth all time.
Leading the girls in scoring is freshman Kally Stroup at 6.3 points per game, the top rebounder is senior Julia Paisley with 6.2 per game, and in assists, senior Braxton Stainbrook at 1.8 per game. Stroup also leads the team in steals and is second in assists and rebounds.
The team defense has been terrific. Opponents are only making 28 percent of their field goals and scoring just over 33 points per game. The Buffs are forcing over 22 turnovers per game and are out rebounding opponents 39 to 29 per game.