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Prairie View High School’s girls basketball enters a new season with a new classification and a new conference alignment.
And two wins.
The second came against Adams City Dec, 2 by a …
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And two wins to start the season.
The second came against Adams City Dec, 2 by a score of 41-21, part of the second annual Nate Howard Memorial Classic.
An on-campus lockdown at PVHS delayed the game by about 20 minutes and a delay in strong defense from the ThunderHawks. PVHS held Adams City to just five points in the second half.
“Under the circumstances, the girls did a really good job,” PVHS coach Sam Mackall said. “They brought it home in the second half. They got the fundamentals in line. They were ready to play.”
Morgan Williams scored six points for Adams City. Arianna Hernandez-Soria added five. No stats were available for PVHS.
Mackall thinks his team’s defense will be a key to the season.
“Our defense went right. We were actually able to hold them,” Mackall said. “We were able to box out and capitalize on a couple of things. The defense will be a strength. It’s what we’ve been working on in practice the most.”
PVHS’ squad includes four seniors and three juniors, plus some multi-sport athletes.
“We have quite a few multiple sports, senior athletes where basketball is their second sport,” Mackall said. “Our young ladies are helping out in the community with profits, student council and nonprofits. We have quite a few basketball girls here. We have volleyball girls who just ended their season. It’s a good mix. I like what we have this year.”
Golden beat the ThunderHawks 40-34 in the championship semifinals on Dec. 2. No stats were available for either team. Poudre took third place in the tournament on Dec. 3 by beating PVHS 49-23. Kavi Voglund led the Impalas with 13 points. Cameron Boeding added eight.
No stats were available for the T-Hawks.
PVHS plays in the Front Range League for the next two years. It’s also a class 6A program after some reorganization during the spring.
“It’s new territory for all of us,” Mackall said. “It doesn’t make any difference to me. The girls come out and do the best they can. That’s all I can ask for. We can bark, moan and groan all we want. We want to win as coaches. But our job is to get the most out of each and every one. Ultimately, it’s what we can do to help kids be better in life, not only as students but as athletes.”
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