PHS Roundup: Badgers Intensity Pays Off With 70-55 Win

11 December 2019  
PHS Sports Roundup

Varsity Boys Basketball

The Prescott Badgers picked up their first win...of the season with a 70-55 win over the Flagstaff Eagles. 

Badgers opened up with a 7-2 lead in the first two and a half minutes. Prescott was putting a lot of effort in crashing the boards, resulting in second and even third chance points.

Three pointers by Sam Yeager and Devin Boyd, along with three baskets by Jason Parent set the tone early, putting the Badgers up 16-7 after one quarter.

The lead grew to 15 when Milap Owens hit his pull up jumper, putting Prescott up 24-9 early in the second. The Badgers continued to display high intensity to push the lead to 20. Sam Yeager's old fashioned three point play did just that, giving the Badgers a 29-9 with 5:07 left in the second quarter.

A minute later, Korey Schwartz was able to use his big frame, muscling a bank shot in the paint as he as fouled. Schwartz added the free throw to make it 32-12.

Colin Hicks gave the Badgers their largest lead of the night at 34-12, by converting on a pair of free throws with 3:24 left in the first half.

Flagstaff started to connect on some long rang jumpers to trim the Badgers lead to 36-24, but Prescott led 40-24 at the half.

The Eagles continued to push their way back into the game. Josh Lenners baseline jumper pulled the Eagles to within 40-30 with 6:41 to play in the third. Schwartz, Owens, and Yeager all scored to extend the lead to 47-34.

Owens took advantage of an open lane and drove coast to coast to make it 49-36.

After an exchange of multiple mishaps and missed shots, Walter Downs nailed a three to cut the Badgers lead to 49-39 with 2:16 remaining in the third quarter.

An Eagle free throw pulled them within 49-40 at the end of three quarters.

Jason Parent quickly extended the lead back to double digits with a three to make it 52-40. Things got a little tense as Parent had what to appear to be a breakaway basket, when an Eagle came up and intentionally fouled him as he went up. Prescott's bench was assessed a technical foul for their reaction. Parent made his two free throws, but since their was a technical foul on the Badgers, they did not get the ball back. Flagstaff converted just one of the two technical fouls shots, but did get the ball. Fortunately for the Badgers it resulted in a missed opportunity for the visitors.

Badger Coach Travis Stedman took a timeout with the Badgers up 54-43 with 5:05 remaining. A refocused Prescott squad outscored Flagstaff 13-7 in the next three minutes to put the game put of reach.

Milap Owens, who was a constant force all night, drove the lane getting his shot to fall with 1:48 remaining, giving the Badgers a 67-50 lead. Owens finished with a team high 19 points.

Flagstaff made a mini run, but never threatened the outcome. Walter Downs led the Eagles with 25 points.

Coach  Stedman said, "It was a good win for us. The guys played hard. We played a great first half. We have to get away from having lulls, that allowed Flagstaff to cut it to single digits, but I thought we did a good job of responding to maintain a lead."

Besides Owens 19, Jason Parent scored 15 and Korey Schwartz added 14 for Prescott.

The Badgers (1-0) in the Grand Canyon Region, and (1-2) overall will hit the road to face Tempe on Friday at 7pm. Flagstaff (0-1) and (2-2) will be playing in the Nackard Tournament, facing Arizona Lutheran Academy tomorrow at 4pm.

Flagstaff (59)- Lenners 5 1-7 14, Lancaster 1 3-4 6, Downs 10 2-4 25, Sneezy 2 0-0 5, Centner 1 2-4 4, Sanchez 0 1–2 1, Morrow 0 0-0 0, Foster 0 0-0 0, Clerry 0 0-0 0, Kortsen 0 0-0 0. 19 9-21 55
Prescott (70)-Yeager 3 4-5 12, Owens  6 7-10 19, Boyd  2 2-4 7, Parent 4 6-6 15, K. Schwartz 5 4-11  14, Carter  0 0-2 0, S. Schwartz 0 0-0 0, Hicks 0 2-2 2, Brown 0 0-0 0. 20 25-38 70.
Score by Quarters - 1   2   3   4  -  T
Flagstaff                    7   17  16 15 - 55
Prescott                    16  24  9  21 - 70
Total Fouls-F 25, P 22
Fouled Out-Lenners
Technical Fouls-Prescott bench
Three Pointers-F (8)-Downs 3, Lenners 3, Sneezy 1, Lancaster 1. P-(5) Yeager 2, Boyd 1, Parent 1

Varsity Girls Basketball

The Flagstaff Eagles took advantage of their aggressive play to knock off the Prescott Lady Badgers 57-21 in the Badger Dome last night.

The Lady Badgers played their best quarter in the first eight minutes, but even that was not enough to stay with Flagstaff. The Eagles built an 18-11 lead. Things went downhill from there.

The Eagles used some good passing and converted on their shots in the paint to build a commanding 39-16 lead at the half.

The Eagles increased their lead to 48-16 with 2:39 left in the third before Flagstaff emptied their bench.

Kira Riley's drive from coast to coast was the only basket for the Lady Badgers in the quarter. Flagstaff led 48-18 after three.

Hollie Dalton led Prescott with 8 points. Kira Reily was held to just 4.

Coach Bobbi Yoder said, "We weren't able to stick to our gane plan tonight afainst a very good Flagstaff tram and they took advantage of it."

Prescott (0-1)  in Grand Canyon Region, and (1-3) overall will host Mingus on Monday at 5:30pm.

Flagstaff  (57)-Doskicz 4 0-0 11, Grumas 6 0-2 12,  Tsosie 0 0-0 0, Verse 8 2-2 18, Curtis 1 0-0 2, Nez 1 2-2 5, Shirley 2 0-0 5, Redhorse 0 0-0 0, Davis 1 0-0 3, Williams 0 0-0 0, Myerson 0 0-0 0, Lindstedt 0 0-0 0, Talayumban 0 0-0 0, Hatathe 0 0-0 0. 23 4-6 57.
Prescott (21)-Hawker 0 0-0 0, Seavey 0 0-1 0, Reily 2 0-1 4, Dalton 2 3-5 8, LeBlanc 2 0-2 4, Johnson 0 0-0 0, Rivera 0 0-0 0, Pearce 0 1-2 1, Huttmann 2 0-0 4.  8 4-11 21.
Score by Quarters - 1   2   3   4  -  T
Flagstaff                   18 21   9  9  - 57
Prescott                    11   5   2   3 - 21
Total Fouls- F 12, P 10
Fouled Out- None
Three Pointers-F (6)-Doskicz 3, Nez 1, Shirley 1, Davis 1. P (1)- Dalton

Varsity Boys Soccer

Saguaro scored the only goal they would need with 28:48 left in the opening half to beat the Prescott Badgers 1-0 on Bill Shepherd Field, Tuesday night

Prescott (1–2) will host Seton Catholic on Friday at 5pm.

Girls Varsity Soccer

Prescott won their first road game of the season with a 3-0 win at Saguaro.

Highlights fir the Badgers include Kari Kasun with one goal and two assists. Ellie Magnett one goal, one assist. Emma Alvarez scored a goal, with the assist going to Hailey Mayhan.

Coach Paul Campuzano said," The girls dominated possession and controlled the game from start to finish. I feel like their attention to detail and focus has led to our early success and it is fun to watch them play."

The Badgers (2-0) will visit Seton Catholic in Chandler, Friday at 5pm.

Ron Williams