Boys basketball: Prairie 64, Aberdeen 43

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At Prairie 64, Aberdeen 43 -- James Phillips scored 21 points to lead a balanced attack as the Falcons led by double digits after a quarter and cruised past the Bobcats.

"We had a really good second quarter and put pressure on them and had a lead," Prairie coach Kyle Brooks. "We had a lead and kept it. Defensively, we did a good job holding them to 43 points. We played a really good first half, but the second half was not our best basketball."

Phillips, a junior forward, scored 20-plus points to lead Prairie (4-0) for the second consecutive game. Mason Pack added 13 points and Reece Burnett contribute 11 on Monday.

Collin Nord led Aberdeen (1-2) with 13 points, the only Bobcat to score more than six points.

PRAIRIE 64, ABERDEEN 43

ABERDEEN -- Dietrich 5, Cheema 5, Fairchild 5, Phillips 5, Williamson 0, Schlesser 4, Nord 13, Ball 6, Taylor 0. Totals 16 (2) 9-18 43.

PRAIRIE -- JaMariay McDonald 0, Reece Burnett 11, Mason Pack 13, James Phillips 21, Preston Brooks 8, Spencer Jordan 4, Mauro Mendez 7, Jacob Austin 0, Ronnie McPherson 0. Totals 23 (3) 15-20 64.

Aberdeen 6 11 10 16--43

Prairie 16 22 15 11--64

JV -- Aberdeen won. C -- Prairie won.