Last night the Falcon’s (boys and girls basketball teams) played in the district playoffs. The boys played against the Mountain View Thunder and the girls played against the Skyview Storm.

Both teams came out strong and stayed consistent to win their games.

The Boys:

First quarter, Mountain View was ahead by 7 points. After trailing by as many as 10 points in the first half, the Falcons were able to turn the game around by attacking in transition every time they had a chance. By half time, the Prairie boys were able to pull ahead with a 3 point lead (38-41, Falcons). For the remainder of the game, Mountain View could never get closer than 6 points of the Falcons. In the 2nd half, Prairie made 15 baskets, all of them layups, leading the team to victory with a final score of Mountain View 66, Prairie 79. The Prairie boys basketball team has qualified for the state tournament, which begins a week from today at the Tacoma Dome.

The Girls:

The Prairie girls came out strong right out of the shoot. They led the whole first half with a half time score of 14 to 20, Prairie. However, the game wasn’t over as Skyview was able to take the lead in the 3rd quarter leading Prairie by 4 points. Skyview committed turnovers on three possessions early in the 4th quarter, which Prairie capitalized on. Ashley Corral was able to drive the ball and cut the lead to two points. Minutes later, she stole a Skyview pass and went the length of the floor to tie the game. Prairie was able to steal a pass on Skyview’s next possession and was fouled. Prairie was able to make both free throws to give the Falcons the lead with 5:22 remaining in the game. After a Skyview miss, Corral was able to score giving the Falcons a 32-28 lead. Skyview was able to narrow Prairie’s lead by scoring another 8 points by the end of the 4th quarter. But that wasn’t enough to win the game. The final score, 36-41, Prairie Falcon’s. This win gives the Prairie girls their 115th consecutive win over the league and district opponents. The Prairie girls team (18-3), who is ranked No. 2 in the Seattle Times’ state rankings, locked up another berth to the state tournament with its 11th consecutive district title.

This championship was a bitter sweet win for the girls as this would be the last time the Prairie Falcon’s girls would win at a 4A district tournament. Due to lower enrollment numbers, beginning in the fall, Prairie will now compete in the Class 3A district division. However, regardless of the district class division, the Falcon’s will continue on with their legacy. And what a legacy it is!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH THE BOYS AND GIRLS PRAIRIE FALCON’S BASKETBALL TEAMS! WE WISH YOU LUCK AT STATE NEXT WEEK!

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