Girls' basketball: Panthers upend state-ranked OwlsParkers Prairie’s 53-46 win over Hancock puts the Panthers in the 6A-South finals
The Parkers Prairie girls’ basketball team prevailed in a battle of two strong teams ranked in the top 10 of the Class A polls.
The third seeded Panthers used a big second-half run to build a big lead against Hancock. They then held off the Owls late for a 53-46 win that sent them to the finals of the south subsection in Section 6A. Waiting for them there last night, Tuesday, was Little Eight Conference foe Brandon-Evansville.
Parkers Prairie and Hancock went back and forth for much of the first half as the Panthers took a two-point lead into the break. They came out firing in the second half on their way to building a 20-point lead. The Owls put together a run of their own to cut their deficit back to single digits. It was too little, too late, though, as Parkers Prairie held them off to advance in tournament play.
Sari Noga led the way with 26 points. Kaylee Dorn chipped in with eight, and Krista Alberts and Jazmyn Dorn added seven and five points, respectively.
The win gave the Panthers a chance to avenge two losses to Brandon-Evansville this season. The Chargers ran the table in the LEC this season. Included in that was a tight 77-75 double-overtime thriller against the Panthers on January 6.
PARKERS PRAIRIE 22 31 – 53
HANCOCK 20 26 – 46
PARKERS PRAIRIE LEADERS – Sari Noga – 26 points; Kaylee Dorn – 8 points; Krista Alberts – 7 points; Jazmyn Dorn – 5 points; Ashley Wiersma – 4 points; Madison Dorn – 3 points