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Lady Badgers Fourth Quarter Rally Too Much For Ironwood

28 January 2016  
SPLIITING THE "D"- 3 Mackenzie Grauberger splits two Ironwood defenders in the Lady Badgers 49-45 win over the Eagles last night in The Dome. Photo by Ron Williams

Boys Soccer team falls to Cactus in final home game


Varsity Girls Basketball

The Prescott Lady Badgers used a big fourth quarter rally to come back and beat the Ironwood Eagles last night 49-45, in The Dome. The win keeps the Lady Badgers fighting for the top spot in the Section with Coconino. The loss for Ironwood puts them a game back now.

Prescott chased Ironwood most of the night, until Mackenzie Grauberger caught fire, scoring 10 points in a row in a matter of three plus minutes.

Things started off slow for Prescott. The Lady Badgers fell behind 6-3 a little more than half way through the first quarter. The offense struggled, but managed to stay relatively close. Haley Crozier hit a three pointer from the baseline to tie the game at 6, with 2:44 in the opening quarter. The only other times the game was tied, was Ava Maneval's basket knotting the game at 8. Ironwood took the lead once again, until Maneval tied the game again, this time at 15, on a free throw. Ironwood followed that with a 7-0 run to go up 22-15. The Lady Badgers trailed 25-17 at the half.

Prescott continued to struggle in the third quarter, but showed more life offensively than they did in either quarter of the first half. The Eagles led 36-29 going into the final period. That was when the "Lucky 7" came to life in the student section. Led by Paxton Henry, the L7 did their cheers, and the motivation seemed to pay off.

Hannah Madsen started things off with her first points of the night on a three pointer, and Prescott trailed 36-32. Up to this point Mackenzie Grauberger was mostly quiet, with just 2 first half points. She went on a 10 point scoring run all by herself to give the Lady Badgers their first lead of the night. A lead that they would not relinquish. Grauberger said after the game. "We are a second half team, and we just seem to struggle in the first half of games. We try to pick each other up to come back, and we did that tonight. We worked hard. It was a team effort." Grauberger's line was layup, down 38-34 at 6:45, steal, layup down 39-36 at 5:11, a three from the corner tied game 39-39 at 4:35, and yet another three, and the first lead of the night for the Lady Badgers 42-39, with 3:22 left in the game. Hannah Madsen followed the 10 points with layup, and Prescott enjoyed a 44-39 lead with 2:55.

Prescott outscored Ironwood 13-2 in a span of just over five minutes. The Lady Badgers made their free throws, and were happy to get the four point win.

Haley Crozier and Mackenzie Grauberger led the Lady Badgers with 14 points each. Crozier also had 5 rebounds and two assists, while Grauberger had 4 assists and couple of steals. Ava Maneval once again was big off the bench with 11 points, 13 rebounds, 4 blocks and 2 steals. Hannah Madsen had 6 points, and Andie Gonzales had 5.

Prescott (7-1) in section, (20-4) overall, will play their final regular season road game at Sunnyslope, tomorrow, at 7pm. Ironwood drops to (6-2) in section, (14-8) overall. 

Score by quarters - 1   2   3   4  -  T
Ironwood                8  17  11   9 - 45
Prescott                  8    9  12 20 - 49

Junior Varsity Girls Basketball

Molly Courtright scored 12 points, and Mary Hald added 11 points to help lead the Prescott JV team over the Ironwood Eagles JV 46-18 In The Dome last night. The Lady JV Bdgers beat the Lady Eagles in every quarter. Leading by nione after the first quarter and up 23-9 at the half. 

Prescott led 36-13 after 24 minutes. Kara Hillig extended the lead to 39-13, on a three to start the final period.

Next up for the JV squad will be a 5:30pm game, at Coconino, on Monday.

Score by quarters - 1    2   3   4  - T
Ironwood                  3   6   4   5 - 18
Prescott                 12  11 13 10 - 46

Freshmen Girls Basketball

The Prescott Freshmen squad won their second consecutive game by knocking off the Ironwood Eagles 38-25 at home yesterday afternoon.

The Lady Badgers had a strong first quarter, jumping on top 12-6. The offense struggled in the second, but Prescott managed to hang on to a 14-11 lead at the half.

A strong second half, while holding Ironwood to single digit quarters, helped to increase the lead. Prescott held a five point lead 24-19 after three quarters.

Kendall Crockett led all scorers with her season high of 19 points. Ebony Porter added 9, and Carrie Hayah had 7.

Prescott will play at Coconino on Monday at 4pm.

Score by quarters - 1   2    3   4 - T
Ironwood                 6   5    8   6 - 25
Prescott                 12   2  10  14 - 38

Varsity Boys Soccer

The Cobras of Cactus shut out the Prescott Badgers in the final home game of the season 2-0.

Senior Night recognized three players. Taylor Petkovich, Seth Williams, and four year varsity player Luke Hein, all of whom were honored, with their families, at halftime for their dedication and hard work to the soccer program.

The first half was a scoreless tie as both teams battled it out with nothing to show for it.

Cactus got on the scoreboard with a goal with 32:27 remaining in the second half, to take a 1-0 lead. The Cobras second goal came with 8:28 to play.

Score by half - 1   2  - T
Cactus              0   2  - 2
Prescott            0   0  - 0

Junior Varsity Boys Soccer

The Cactus Cobras JV nipped the Prescott Badgers JV 1-0 at Prescott High School yesterday afternoon.

The Badgers best chance at a goal came in the first half, came on a kick by Ryan Doyle that hit the left upright with 3:44 on the clock.

Doyle did score on a kick just off the finger tips of the Cobras goalie with 38:20 in the second half.

Cactus tied the game with roughly five minutes remaining.

Score by half - 1   2 - T
Cactus             0   1 - 1
Prescott           0   1 - 1

Ron Williams

Ron Williams is the advisor, broadcaster, and sportswriter for the BBN, Badger Broadcasting Network. The BBN is a community club for high school students enrolled in the Prescott Unified School District.