BETHEL ACRES — Tori Bristow exploded for 22 points and Macyn Anderson supplied 10 Friday afternoon to engineer Prague’s 47-41 Class 3A regional triumph over Lincoln County rival Meeker.
Prague, a 71-36 loser to Washington Thursday night, will take on 14th-ranked Heritage Hall in today’s 1:30 p.m. consolation finals. The winner will advance to area play while the loser is finished for the season.
Anderson hit two 3-point field goals.
Prague led 32-17 entering the fourth quarter but was outscored 24-15 down the stretch.
“We got off to a better start tonight but we missed way too many free throws and had several turnovers in the fourth quarter,” Prague coach Benny Burnett said. “We let them hang on instead of putting them away.”
Meeker, in finishing the year, received 16 points from Tori Jennings and eight from Sharyn Evans. Jennings knocked down three shots from beyond the 3-point line while Morgan Hammontree recorded two treys.
Meeker finishes he year a 12-13.
Prague 70, Meeker 55
Matt Headley’s long-range shooting led a 46-22 second-half splurge for the Red Devils.
Headley posted two 3-pointers in a 20-13 Prague third quarter, then knocked down two more treys in the final eight minutes as Prague went on a 26-9 run.
Prague, by evening its record at 13-13, advanced to Saturday’s 3 p.m. consolation finals against Washington at Bethel. The winner will advance to area tournament play.
In double figures for Prague were Caleb Bridges (17), Tristin Jorgensen (16), Ray Embry (15) and Headley (15).
Prague was red-hot at the charity stripe at 29 of 35 for 82.8 percent.. Jorgensen was 11 of 12 from the line while Bridges was 7 of 8.
Meeker, which finishes the season at 11-14, was led by junior Drew Ellis with 23 points. L.J. McKissick added 12 for the Bulldogs.
Washington 63, Bethel 45
Bethel’s campaign came to an end as Washington outscored the Wildcats 21-7 in the final eight minutes.
Bethel trailed just 42-38 entering the fourth quarter.
Chandler Haley of Washington topped all scorers with 29. Tanner Madden finished with 14.
For Bethel, Zach Tyler put in 13 points. Ethan Fry, Caleb Smith and Jarrett Thorpe notched seven apiece.
Bethel’s 11th-ranked girls, a 59-49 winner over Heritage Hall Thursday, will meet top-ranked Washingon at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Bethel in a winners bracket matchup.