Big Rally Gives the Blue Team The Win In The Panhandle Prep Girls All-Star Basketball Game


      The Blue Team led the annual Panhandle Prep All-Star Girls Basketball Game for just 78-second Friday night in Scottsbluff, but it was the last 78-seconds as they rallied from down 16 in the 4th quarter for a 78-76.

      The game stayed close in the first half with the Reds up 42-34 at intermission. They extended the lead to 74-58 with about 5-minutes to go, but then the Blues went on a 19-0 run – taking the lead on a 3-pointer and never giving it back.

       Scottsbluff’s Payton Burda was the MVP and scored 17 points for the Blues, but teammate Catherine Bryner of Alliance had a game high 21.

       Marlee Pinnt of Chadron scored 2 and Gordon-Rushville’s Ajae McKimmey had 3 while two other Mustangs, Tess Hurlburt and Reaghan Schultz were shut out. 

      Only 2 players reached double-figures for the Red as Torrington’s Marissa Morehouse and Daljit Kaur of Burns each had 10.  Sam Toof of Hay Springs contributed 6 and Chadron’s Sophie Wess added 4.

     The girls 3-point contest came down to the two former Chadron teammates with Pinnt topping Wess. 

Red (76):

Shelby Ekwall (Southeast) 6, Rheagan Stanley (Sidney) 4, Kierra Miller (Bayard) 5, Marissa Morehouse 10, Sam Toof (Hay Springs) 6, Reese Riddle (Sidney) 7, Sophie Wess (Chadron) 4, Daljit Kaur (Burns) 10, Sydney Anderson (Southeast) 5, Haily Koenen (South Platte) 8, Avery Hayward (South Platte) 5, Brenna Herring (Southeast) 6.

Blue (78)

Tessa Hurlburt (Gordon-Rushville) 0, Ashlee Hattan (Lingle-Ft. Laramie) 3, Marlee Pinnt (Chadron) 2, Reaghan Schultz (Gordon-Rushville) 0, Ajae McKimmey (Gordon-Rushville) 3, Taydon Kirchner (Ogallala) 3, Catherine Bryner (Alliance) 21, Carleigh Pszanka (Gering) 11, Payton Burda (Scottsbluff) 17, Grace Martin (Mitchell) 3, Nickie Todd (Gering) 2, Kealy Carson (Southeast) 13.