Mid-Prairie took on Highland in a shootout half of basketball at their own Jamboree.
Highland got the better of the Golden-Hawks winning 29-27, with three girls scoring six or more, including Paige Wieland with six, Kelsey Doreo with six and Emily Wieland with 11.
Huskies head coach Jody Fink says a lot of good happened this early in the season, but there is still stuff to work on.
“I was happy for the most part of our ball handling, our guards did a good job, we got good contribution off our bench, and we had a good inside out game, both scoring a little inside, getting it outside and hitting our free throws,” Fink said. “But we still have a lot to work on.”
The Golden-Hawks made it closer after one, trailing after one 15-13.
Mariah Swartzentruber accounted for three deep balls and 13 total points on the night.
Erika Murphy and Mallory McArtor both put up four.
Mid-Prairie head coach Marc Pennington said the three ball became the favorite shot of the team, which wasn’t a big part of the game plan.
“We fell in love with the three point shot a little bit, and we made a few, but we have to do a better job of getting the ball to the short corner and our post, we have to get more action our of them and get them the ball more and get them to work with it,” Pennington said. “All in all it was okay, like I told the kids there would be some good and there would be some bad, and there was, there was some good stuff and some stuff we definitely need to work on, and it was a good thing it didn’t count for real, and like I said even if it did count for real we still had a another half, and you always want to play the positive part.”
Mid-Prairie starts their season on the 19th against West Liberty, while Highland opens up play against Lone Tree on the 20th.
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