Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Sept. 27, 2022

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Girls basketball: Prairie 56, Kelso 31


Grace Prom scored 13 points and Natalie Whitesel added 12 as Prairie rode its defense to a 3A Greater St. Helens League win.

Having already clinched the league title, Prairie (16-3, 5-0) played without senior star Cherita Daugherty. Coach Brett Johnson said he gave her the night off so she could be fresh for the postseason.

But Prairie has plenty of depth and that showed on defense. Leading 24-18 at halftime, the Falcons outscored the visiting Hilanders 22-7 in the third quarter.

“They stepped it up when we went to our diamond press,” Johnson said. “They all came together without (Daugherty) out there.”


KELSO — Melany Roggow 1, Maycie Norman 4, Hunter Thomson-Terrel 6, Jordan Dole 6, Kaitlyn Haase 0, Ally Harman 9, Grace Kinch 0, Turner Joy 0, Sophia Zbaeren 5. Totals 12 (3) 3-8 31.

PRAIRIE — Sarina Martinez 0, Dejah Gobert 3, Cassidy Gardner 5, Kris Rocci 3, Jozie Tangeman 10, Mallory Williams 5, Grace Prom 13, Malaika Quigley 0, Macey Hsu 5, Natalie Whitesel 12, Lauren Vreeken 0. Totals 22 (9) 3-5 56.

Kelso 11 7 7 6–31

Prairie 15 9 22 10–56

JV — Prairie won.

C — Prairie won.

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