- Fairbury News staff
Girls end record season
The outcome wasn’t what they were hoping for, but the Prairie Central girls basketball team has plenty to be proud of as their season ended Tuesday night.
Seneca edged PC 50-49 during sectional play at Wilmington High School. This ends a Hawk season which saw a school record for wins. Everything seemed to go Seneca’s way throughout the game but the Hawks didn’t give up as they fought back at the end.
A back-and-forth first half led to Seneca pulling away in the third before PC made a comeback which wasn’t quite enough in the end.
Madison Kinkade and Elly Haberkorn each had 14 points, Emma Kinkade had 9, Mariya Sisco contributed 8, while Chloe Sisco and Becca Conlisk each contributed 2.
Hawk coach Darrelynn Dunn is proud of his team for playing hard all year and controlling the tempo.
“At the end of the day, it comes down to we just didn’t make enough plays,” Dunn told Fairbury News afterward. “I think we missed probably 10 layups uncontested and in big magnitude games like this, you can’t miss the easy ones.”
Even though the result wasn’t in PC’s favor, Dunn feels the girls did plenty of great things this year.
“When you lose a game like that, you know it didn’t come down to one or two plays.”
This was our featured broadcast game on Fairbury News with Mike Norris and Jeff Curl calling the action for us on Facebook.
Thanks to our postseason sponsors for Lady Hawk basketball: Turning Point Therapies, BCS, 1st State Bank of Forrest, Pizzas by Marchelloni of Fairbury, Serendipity Cards and Gifts, Illinois State Rifle Association, The Butler’s Pantry and Bank of Pontiac.
Join us this Friday night on Fairbury News as we bring you live coverage of senior night for the Prairie Central boys basketball team. Eric Stock and Joel Swanson will have the play-by-play from PCHS around 7 p.m.
[VIDEO] Watch Tuesday's entire game broadcast against Seneca from Wilmington: