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12 January 2019  
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Kira Reily scores 18 despite foul trouble 



The Prescott Lady Badgers picked up a much needed win over the Mohave Thunderbirds 41-34 last night, in the Badger Dome. Kira Reily scored 18 points and pulled down 9 rebounds while missing nearly a quarter of the game due to foul trouble. Even with four fouls, she manage to stay in the game the final five minutes.

The teams exchanged the lead eight times in the opening quarter. Hollie Dalton made the first shot to give the Lady Badgers an early 2-0 lead. After a pair of free throws and a basket by Kira Reily, Prescott had regained the lead at 8-7 with 2:14 left in the first.

In the second quarter, the fouls began to take a toll on the Thunderbirds, who put the Lady Badgers in the bonus with 7:22 to play in the quarter. Meanwhile some concern as Kira Reily picked up her second with 6:55 remaining. Kira Reily knocked down back-to-back baskets, and with 4:49 left Prescott led 15-8. 

Mohave bounced back with a three pointer by Alyssa Heath, to trim the Lady Badgers lead to 15-13. Natalie Willmore's inside basket tied the game at 15 with 2:11 remaining. More importantly, Kira Reily picked up her third foul with 1:59 left, prompting coach Bobbi Yoder to sit her for the remainder of the half.

Prescott regained the lead when Hollie Dalton stole the inbounds pass with :08 and scored, after a Badger lane violation on a free throw. A split second later Eve Hawker stole another inbounds pass, knocking down the short shot off the glass, as the buzzer sounded giving the Lady Badgers a 19-15 halftime lead.

Building on the last seconds of the first half momentum, Kira Reily powered her way inside by scoring a pair of buckets to boost the Prescott lead to 23-16 with 6:11 in the third. Reily was called for her fourth foul with 5:14 in the third, prompting her once again to go to the bench.

The Lady Badgers upped the lead to 25-17, when Kendall Crockett dropped in a pair of free throws at the 3:21 mark. 

Prescott leading 27-22 to start the final quarter. Reily knocked down a baselne jumper to build the lead back up to six at 31-25 with 5:27 left.
Eve Hawker's basket put the lead back seven at 33-26. Dana Seavey's baseline jumper gave Prescott their largest lead of nine at 37-28, with 3:58 to play.

Reily, who led all scorers with 18 points, also pulled down 10 rebounds, as she put in a pair of baskets off rebounds in the final minutes. Hollie Dalton added 10 points for Prescott (8-11), who will host Peoria in a non-region contest, on Tuesday in the Badger Dome, at 5:30pm

PRESCOTT LADY BADGERS 41, MOHAVE THUNDERBIRDS 34
Mohave (34)-Lipinski 2 1-3 5, K. Heath 1 2-3 4, Goodloe 2 0-1 4, Willmore 4 3-8 11, Berges 0 0-1 0, Beck 2 0-0 4, Ising 0 0-0 0, Mee 0 0-0 0, A. Heath 3 0-0 6. 11 6-16 34.
Prescott (41)-Dalton 5 0-1 10, Hawker 2 0-5 4, Reily 8 2-4 18 , Seavey 1 2-2 4, Crockett 0 2-2 2, McKelvey 0 0-0 0, Crumpler 0 1-2 1, Johnson 0 0-0 0. 16 7-16 41.
Score by Quarters - 1   2   3   4 -  T
Mohave                    8   7   7  12 - 34
Prescott                  11  8   8   14 - 41
Total Fouls-Mohave 18, Prescott 17
Fouled Out-None
Three Pointers-Mohave (2)- A. Heath 2. Prescott (0)

GRAND CANYON REGION STANDINGS
School -                    W-L     W-L
Flagstaff                     5-0     12-4
Bradshaw Mountain  5-1    11-8
Coconino                   3-2     10-6
Lee Williams              3-3      11-5
PRESCOTT               3-3      8-11
Mingus                      1-5      3-13
Mohave                     0-6      5-14

Friday Scores                
Prescott 41, Mohave 34
Lee Williams 35, Mingus 34
Flagstaff 56, Coconino 24
Thunderbird 46, Bradshaw Mountain 36 

Ron Williams

Ron Williams is the advisor, broadcaster, and sportswriter for the BBN, Badger Broadcasting Network. The BBN is a community club for high school students enrolled in the Prescott Unified School District.

 

 

 

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