PRAIRIE VIEW — It was a successful road trip for the Girard High School basketball teams, which grabbed a pair of wins against Prairie View on Friday night.
GHS GIRLS BLOW OUT BUFFALOES
To call the game a blowout is an understatement, as the undefeated Trojans won 64-11 in a game which wasn’t too competitive.
“We finally put a game together where we executed on offense,” GHS head coach Brad Herlocker said. “Our shots fell and our defense was really good. Prairie View made an effort to shut down Ashley Ray, and the rest of our kids were able to get some really easy looks because of it.”
Despite being in an unfamiliar gymnasium, Calea Augustin caught fire and dropped 27 points on the Buffaloes as Girard’s leading scorer.
Sydnee Crain finished with 15 points to give Girard a pair of players in double figures.
Gabrielle Sands contributed seven points, with six other players scoring in the win for the Trojans.
TROJAN BOYS RALLY FOR WIN
The second game of the evening was a defensive battle, but the Trojans managed to climb back from a five-point deficit in the fourth quarter to come away with a 38-35 win.
After trailing by one at the end of the first half, the Trojans began the third quarter with a 7-0 run, sparked by a 3-pointer from Eric Wilson, to take a 25-19 lead.
The Buffaloes responded by outscoring the Trojans 11-2 to end the third quarter holding a 30-27 advantage.
Prairie View kept the momentum by opening the final eight minutes of regulation with a quick two points, but the Trojans managed to tie the game at 32 apiece, before going on to get a 36-35 lead.
In the closing moments, Isaiah Fisher knocked down a shot for two points to extend the lead to 38-35 points, and the Trojans’ defense held strong in the final possession to win the game.
Final stats were unavailable at time of publication.
-- Jordan Buckamneer is a sports reporter of the Pittsburg Morning Sun. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on twitter @jbuckamneer.