Prairilandends Queen City’s playoff run 55-51

MOUNT VERNON — Tuesday night, the Bi-District Championship between Queen City Lady Bulldogs 14-3A  21-6 (14-0) vs Prairiland Lady Patriots 13-3A 20-8 (6-6) took place in the New Mount Vernon Tigers Gym for the 1st round of the Playoffs.  Great crowd for both sides showed up with support and they wouldn’t be disappointed in the game. Prairiland came to play early jumping out to a 10 point lead early in the 1st period due to their aggressiveness but the Queen City would fight back with some clutch shooting by Jacie Lance.  But then the shot of the night happened at the buzzer ending the 1st period, Jessica Jones hit a half court shot to bring the game within 1 point, Prairiland 11 Queen City 10.

In the 2nd period it would go back and forth with a lot of great passing for both teams.  When halftime came, Prairiland would hold a 2 point lead 27-25.  The game would continue in the same fashion as the 1st half, back and forth we would go, Queen City would take the lead and then Prairiland would take it right back.  The only real difference in the game was free throw attempts, Queen City would go to the charity stripe 1 time for two shots,going 2 for 2,  Prairiland would go to the line 7 times for 14 shots, going 9 for 14.  Queen City saw their playoff hopes end this night 55 – 51 and Coach Janice McMellon in the post game interview, with tears in her eyes, said “the girls are hungry and we’ll be back next year.”  And Coach J-Mac has a lot to look forward to, with her starting 5 returning and only losing 2 seniors.  So the future is definitely bright and as Coach J-Mac say “TCB”

Queen City :
Jessica Jones 28 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist
Jacie Lance 17 points, 1 rebound, 2 steals, 4 assists
Madi Jones 4 points, 8 rebounds
CeCe Walker 2 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist
Tierra Johnson 6 rebounds, 2 assists
Emily Maxwell 1 rebound
Prairiland :
Taylor Farmer 20 points
Laney Raley 17 points
Kaitlyn Spray 9 points
Lauren Miller 3 points
Erin Butler, Dani Hunter and Madison Day with 2 points each