Prairie Home season will have happy ending despite loss
COLUMBIA --- This wasn't the end of the dream, it was just a pause.
A disappointing pause, to be sure, but a pause nonetheless.
And it doesn't really matter what the scoreboard reads on Friday, either, this story will have a happy ending.
As it should. Because this season has been something special.
There's no sugar-coating this one, however, as the tradition-rich Walnut Grove Lady Tigers brushed aside the Prairie Home Lady Panthers --- these new kids on the block --- 57-36 in the Class 1 semifinals Thursday night at Mizzou Arena.
"I thought we came out kind of flat tonight. I don't know why, but we did," Lady Panthers coach Dalton Armontrout said. "I'm sure the atmosphere and everything else had something to do with it, but I thought we were kind of timid. We didn't attack the basket at all.
"We were out of rhythm and we stood around a lot tonight, more than usual."
As usual, the Lady Panthers were out-numbered --- Walnut Grove has more cheerleaders (eight) than Prairie Home has players (six).
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