Boys Basketball Road To Playoffs



The basketball team gathers before a game to have a pep talk.

The falcons had a back-and-forth season this winter but it ultimately led to the first three-way tiebreaker in basketball. The course to get to this tiebreaker wasn’t easy and these players had a lot of work in front of them.

“The season was stressful but the overall experience was good,” says freshman Carson Morningstar. Morningstar was one of the two freshmen on varsity this year along with Cam Newsome. Carson told us the coaching staff was “really good at encouraging us before big games.” To prepare for their biggest game of the season, their tiebreaker game the team caught up on film and went over all their plays to ensure everyone was clear on what to do when the time comes. Carson hopes to improve over the course of the off-season and come back stronger individually along with as a team.

Senior transfer Bryson Jones shares with us what makes Prairie’s boy’s basketball program special. “The welcomeness I felt coming into the program was amazing. The brotherhood that was made during the season is what really sets apart the Prairies program from other programs I have been a part of. Further into the season, we started working together so much more and I think that’s why we got the opportunity to play in the tiebreaker game and advance to districts. There was no better way to spend my senior season than here at Prairie.”

Senior Captain Tyson Davis shares with us how important trust between the boys was throughout the season. “Once we started trusting each other we saw a huge difference in how we played the game”. While the other divisions in the GSHL were preparing for their first game in districts in the 3A division there was a first-ever 3-way tie. This tie was between Evergreen, Prairie, and Heritage. “We knew this was going to be a make-it-or-break-it game so we had no other choice but to go out there and win.” The Prairie boys did exactly just that, after their bi game they faced the winning team the Evergreen Plainsman. It was a back-and-forth game but Prairie pulled ahead and won by one point. This win got them a chance to make it to districts but they still had one more obstacle. Prairie traveled to Black Hills to play Bainbridge, the boys delivered another win which guaranteed their spot in a district game. They next played Silas and fell short but they left with the satisfaction of meeting their goal of making it to districts.