Last season, it was woe unto the next team the Pratt girls played following a sub-par performance. Several times last season, the Lady Greenbacks played angry and blew out the next team they faced after having a less-than-stellar game.
After Lady Green had an off-night last Friday letting Smoky Valley get their first win of the season, Macksville had to figure a beating was coming. And it did.
The Pratt girls got back on-track Friday with a 50-27 run-rule victory over the visiting Macksville Mustangs.
The Lady Mustangs hung with Lady Green for the first four minutes or so. They hit some shots and only trailed 8-5 at the 4-minute mark. However, at that point, PHS went on a 9-2 run to close out the frame and seize control of the contest.
The Lady ’Stangs had no answer for Jenson Maydew, who poured in 10 of her game-high 25 points in the first quarter. Pratt began to get the transition game working and Stonie Flemming converted a jumper and Amy Olson had an “and-1”. Destani Garten added a pair of free throws and Pratt was up 17-7 after one quarter.
The Lady Frogs shared the ball well in Q2 as five girls scored. Haylie Hook, Garten and Olson each put in a bucket. Bre Becker had a 2 and a 3 and Maydew struck for another 6 points as PHS took a 34-15 lead at the half.
The Pratt defense was forcing the Lady Mustangs into numerous turnovers. Macksville made a few shots here and there, but Pratt was firmly in charge of the ballgame.
The third quarter saw Pratt’s defense stiffen even more as they only allowed 2 points to Macksville in the stanza. Meanwhile, Pratt continued to score by working the ball inside. Maydew put up 9 more points and Becker added another pair of hoops. with a Windex bucket and a coast-to-coast lay-up.
Outscoring Macksville 13-2 in the third quarter put Pratt up 47-17 heading into the final period, which ushered in the running clock. With reserves manning the floor, time ran out quickly and the final score was 50-27 Pratt.
Lady Green will play in the annual Pratt Tournament of Champions next week with their first match-up coming against Chaparral, Thursday at 8:00 p.m
Pratt 17 17 13 3 50
Macks 7 8 2 10 27
Hook 2, Garten 4, Becker 9, Coates 1, Flemming 2, Olson 5, Jenson Maydew 25, Kohman 2
The Lady Greenback JV also won over Macksville 38-17. Bailey Batman (11) and Sydney Stivers (10) were each in double figures to pace the Greenbacks.
Pratt 13 10 11 4 38
Macks 3 4 5 5 17
Bailey Batman 11, Sydney Stivers 10, Kohman 8, Coates 3, James 2, Potter 2, Helfrich 2