Prairie View's Abby Kirkpatrick finds an open shot in the paint during last Friday's game against Osawatomie. (Roger Sims/Linn County Journal)
The Prairie View women’s basketball team, for a second time this year, easily defeated Osawatomie by a score of 53-23 at home on Friday, Jan. 13. The win gives the Lady Buffalos a record of 2-2 against Pioneer League opponents and a 3-3 record overall.
Prairie View held the Lady Trojans to 4 points in the first quarter while racking up 15 points, including a 3-point basket by Bree Allen, and a putback by Addison Bloodgood.
Prairie View added 21 pointing in the second half with another trey from Allen, a 3-pointer and a field goal off an offensive rebound from KJ Gregg, a 3-point shot and 2 points on a steal by Addison Bloodgood, and 3 points by Abby Kirkpatrick. At halftime, Prairie View was up 36-8.
A layup on a steal by Prairie View’s Emma Chambers kicked off the third quarter, and the Lady Buffalos put 12 points on the board during the quarter. However, a foul on Osawatomie’s Lexie Palmer on a 3-point shot gave the Lady Trojans 4 points to end the quarter with a score of 48-19. Prairie View outscored Osawatomie in the fourth quarter by a point for the final score, 53-23.
Prairie View's Maddi Baker looks for a clear shot as Lady Trojan Hillary Harrison attempts a block. (Roger Sims/Linn County Journal)
Prairie View hit 38% of its field goals, 30% of its 3-point attempts, and 50% of its free throws. The Lady Trojans connected on 27% of its field goal attempts, 23% of its 3-point shots and 27% of its free throws.
The Lady Buffalos had 38 rebounds compared to Osawatomie’s 19. Prairie View had 14 steals, two blocks and 14 assists. Osawatomie had 11 steals, no blocks and 5 assists.
Prairie View will play at a mid-season tournament at Uniontown this week.