Three off-days for H-D makes No. 12 team sluggish in victory

 

H-D's Jordan Prantner protects the basketball after pulling down the rebound in front of IF-A's Saje Ites (55) and Brittany Fisher (21) as well as teammates Brooklyn Plagge (50) and Kennedy Wohlford on Tuesday, Jan. 7. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

 

HAMPTON – The extreme cold kept the newly-No. 12 Hampton-Dumont girls basketball team from practicing and look a little ragged in its second half against Iowa Falls-Alden on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Nevertheless, the Bulldogs had no trouble with the Cadets (2-9) to improve to 8-2 overall with a 66-49 win at Hampton.

Jordan Prantner had nine of her 11 points in the first half, earning a double-double with 10 rebounds. The sophomore guard handed out eight assists and led the team with six steals.

“As a team, we got a little bit sluggish, but we kept digging and fighting our way,” Prantner said. “I didn’t think we looked as quite as sharp on offense with the three-day break or whatever it is, but we still found ways to pull out a win and that is always good."

For more on this story, see the Jan. 15 print edition of the Hampton Chronicle.