The Parkers Prairie girls' basketball team earned a split last week in two games, beating Verndale 62-32 one day after falling to Hancock 71-47.

The Panthers dominated Verndale from the get-go last Friday to hand the Pirates their eighth straight loss.

Sari Noga led Parkers Prairie with 24 points and 10 rebounds, while Dawn Terfehr added 13.

The Panthers' defense did not allow the Pirates to score more than 20 points in either half. That allowed them to build a 21-point lead at the break on their way to coasting their way to their seventh win of the year.

It was a different story against Hancock, though. Parkers Prairie could not contain Bree Holleman as she scored 34 points to lead the Owls past the Panthers.

It is not often that Noga takes a back seat to anyone on the court, but this night belonged to Holleman as she scored her 1,000th career point in the first half on a three with around two minutes remaining. She also got her teammates involved with nine assists.

The Panthers went into the half down by nine, but it was all Owls in the final 18 minutes. They outscored Parkers Prairie 31-16 to earn their 13th win of the season.

Noga led the Panthers with 18 points and Dawn Terfehr was not far behind with 16.

The loss dropped them to 6-9 on the season.

GAME STATISTICS

PARKERS 34 28 62

VERNDALE 13 19 32

PARKERS' INDIVIDUAL LEADERS - Anna Steidl - 2 points; Sari Noga - 24 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals; Dawn Terfehr - 13 points; 3 rebounds, 2 steals; Jazmyn Dorn - 7 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals; Ashley Weirsma - 7 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists; Kaesha Marlow - 5 points, 5 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist; Krista Alberts - 2 points, 1 assist, 1 steal; Kaylee Dorn - 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal; Crystal Klukken - 2 rebounds, 2 steals

PARKERS 31 16 47

HANCOCK 40 31 71

PANTHERS' INDIVIDUAL LEADERS - Sari Noga - 18 points; Dawn Terfehr - 16 points; Jazmyn Dorn - 6 points; Crystal Klukken - 1 point; Krista Alberts - 2 points; Ashley Wiersma - 2 points; Anna Steidl - 2 points