Prairie Girls Basketball Comes Back to Defeat Snohomish Panthers

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Jason Castro

The Prairie Basketball Girls had their third game of the season on Friday, December 13th. The Snohomish High School Panthers traveled three hours down to play the Falcons. The Lady Falcons pulled through, earning their first win of the 2020 season. The score ended in a 40-36 win for Prairie.  

The Lady Falcon´s season started on November 18th. They practice everyday starting at 5:15pm. The Falcons have played four games, and their record is 1-3 so far. Some of their recent opponents have been Roosevelt High School, Union High School, and Glacier Peak High School. Their first league game is on January 7th against the Evergreen Plainsmen.

Last Friday was the Falcon ́s first win of the season, securing the 41-36 win in the last few minutes of the game. In the first half of the game, the Panthers broke away from the Falcons leading by ten at the end of the half. During the second half of the game, the Falcons made a come back, taking the lead in the fourth quarter. The Falcons then secured the win after senior, Dayna Vera, made two free throws in the final seconds of the game.

Vera has played basketball for six years, four of those were during high school. She played one year of JV basketball as a freshman, and three years of Varsity. Vera is one of three of the team’s captains, also including Meri Dunford and Allison Corral. Dayna Vera thought the team played well on Friday. 

“We played really good, and we were able to play as a team”, said Vera. “It helped that we had a loud student section to support us.” 

 When asked what the Falcons need to work on as a team, Dayna Vera said that they need to work on offense. The Falcons offense gave up the ball multiple times to the Panthers in the first half.

“We just need to work on trusting trust each other”, said Vera.

During this Christmas Break, the Varsity team will be traveling to Oakland, California to play in the West Coast Jamboree Tournament. They will leave on December 26th and will return on December 31st. 

“The California trip will help us with team bonding”, said Meri Dunford. “We always have a fun time down there.” 

The Lady Falcons have their next game on Thursday, December 19th at their home court. The tip-off is at 7pm.