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Mid-Prairie Opens Play With a Trip to Durant

Posted: Friday, January 3rd, 2014 at 8:29 am
Author: KCII Radio- Drew Shradel

The Mid-Prairie basketball teams kick off the second half of the season tonight with Durant.

The 2-4 Lady Golden Hawks ended the first half of the season with a win over Tipton, and Taylor Kurtz getting some face time on television as the player of the week.

Kurtz is leading the way for Mid-Prairie with 12 points per game and shooting over 50 percent from the field. Following her is Ali Riggan and Alex Rath with seven points per game. Mid-Prairie as a team is shooting 38.8 percent from the floor.

Durant is 3-4 overall, but 1-3 in conference play. They are led by Shannon Telsrow with 12.3 points per game and a shot that lands 43 percent of the time, and Janey Botkins is right behind Telsrow with 11.1 points per game. Durant as a team is shooting 34 percent from the field.

This game will start the double header tonight at 6:30 P.M.

The Mid-Prairie boys are 3-2 and also coming off a Tipton win. The dynamic duo of Dayton Hall with 11.2 points per game and Nick Stimson with 10.4 points per game lead the way, but the scoring depth for Mid-Prairie is impressive. Behind the top two guys are Spencer Shalla and Christian Johnson with over nine points per game, and Riley Sieren and Nathan Faselt come in with over seven.

The Golden Hawks are scoring 63.2 points per game, and are shooting 40 percent from behind the three-point arc.

Durant has struggled thus far, winning just one game. Despite the struggles, Durant has four players in double digit points per game with Drew Lilienthal leading the way at 11.1 points per game, and Alex Rouse, Gavin Meyer and William Bentley all coming in with 10.0 or more.

The Wildcats are scoring just under 50 points per game as a team, and shooting under 40 percent from the field.

The boy’s game will start right after the girl’s game tonight, and you can hear both right here on AM and FM KCII and under radio plus with pregame at 6 P.M. and tipoff of the girl’s game at 6:30 with the boy’s to follow. The one to count on for today’s local sports coverage is AM and FM KCII and