STORY CITY —áThe Prairie City-Monroe varsity basketball teams split a Heart of Iowa Conference doubleheader on the road against Roland-Story on Tuesday night.
The Mustang boys stayed unbeaten on the year with a 51-42 victory over the Norse, while PCM girls struggled on the offensive end and lost 54-36.
In the girls’ game, PCM trailed 29-16 at halftime.
Sophomore Regan Freland scored 18 points, had three steals and dished out two assists, but she was the only Mustang in double figures. The team struggled with turnovers and shooting percentages.
“Turnovers hurt us, and we just couldn’t get anything going offensively, other than Regan,” PCM coach Jeff Lindsay said. “We have to get some things cleared up on both ends of the floor.”
Junior Camryn Wignall finished with six points, three assists and two steals and freshman Lilli Baird added five points and two assists.
Freshman Emma George grabbed a career-high six rebounds and had two assists, junior Morgan Uhlenhopp collected three boards and dished out three assists.
PCM dropped to 2-3 on the season and 1-1 in the HOIC. Roland-Story is unbeaten at 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the HOIC.
In the boys’ game, PCM led 19-7 after one quarter before Roland-Story chipped away at the lead the rest of the way.
The Norse (0-3, 0-2) outscored the Mustangs 30-23 in the middle two quarters but was held to five points in the fourth.
Statistics for the PCM boys were not available at press time. The Mustangs are now 3-0 on the season and 2-0 in the HOIC.