PRAGUE — After experiencing a horrible offensive start, Prague‘s girls got rolling and smashed Noble 59-29 Saturday to capture third place at the Prague Chamber Czech Holiday Classic.
Prague didn’t score on its first seven possessions and Noble was scoreless on its first 10 possessions with the initial points coming at the 3:24 mark of the first quarter. Prague outscored Noble 25-11 in the second quarter for a 32-16 halftime bulge.
Taylor Hodges was Prague’s leading scorer with 14 and fellow senior Jaycee Johnson added 11. Both players knocked down three 3-point field goals. Hodges was Prague’s fourth different leading scorer this season.
Prague (6-1) was just 8-of-22 from the charity stripe for 36.3% and Noble was 6-of-12 for 50%.
Adisyn Auld of Prague posted a team-high 11 rebounds and Hodges cornered eight.
“We played good defense. The second quarter was one of our best outputs of the year,” Prague coach Benny Burnett said.
The Red Devils finished fourth at the Classic with a 59-55 setback to Clinton.
Prague (4-3) dug itself a 32-15 halftime pit after Clinton scored the game’s first 11 points. Prague started 0-of-9 in the field-goal department.
The Red Devils rebounded with a 17-7 third quarter. Prague got as close as three points in the fourth quarter.
Sophomore Trip Davis was Prague’s leading scorer with 14. Blestin Miller added 11 with Colby Smith and Isaiah Bias finishing with 10 each.
Miller was credited with three 3-pointers. Davis and Bias posted two apiece.
Prague will conclude the pre-Christmas part of its schedule tonight at Okemah.
Note: Report compiled by contributing writer Fred Fehr.