Girls basketball: Lincoln 49, Prairie 45



A tough fourth quarter doomed the Prairie Falcons for the second day in a row in Wyoming.

Lincoln of Portland held Prairie to six fourth-quarter points and rallied for a 49-45 victory during the second day of the Energy Classic in Gillette, Wyo.

“We’re just not getting it done. The fourth quarter is killing us,” Prairie coach Mike Smith said.

The Falcons lost to Lynwood of California in Thursday’s opener, ending a 36-game winning streak.

This is the first time Prairie has lost two in a row in the same season since the 2009-10 team did it twice.

It also is the second game in a row that the guard-oriented team has not connected on a 3-pointer in the second half.

“It’s just one of those things,” Smith said. “We had some good looks.”

Cori Woodward led Prairie with 11 points. Megan Lindsley added 10.

The Falcons were held to 12 field goals.

Prairie will face Bismarck High School of North Dakota at 10 a.m. Saturday, the final day of the tournament.


PRAIRIE (9-2) — Lindsey Asplund 7, Cori Woodward 11, Aislinn Konig 5, Jamie Phares 0, Robin Cole , Nicole Geocke 5, Emily Peters 2, Megan Lindsley 10, Rachel Deaton 0, Cherita Daugherty 5, Kaitlyn Sitton 0. Totals 12 (3) 18-24 45.

LINCOLN — Ringelberg 4, Goldman 4, Cador 1, George 1, Jade Cheldellin 15, McPhee 15, Updike 9. Totals 16 (3) 14-23 49.

Prairie 9 18 12 6–45

Lincoln 10 11 15 13–49