The women’s basketball team has added seven Kansas athletes to the 2014-2015 roster. These seven athletes have had great high school careers and they are excited to embark on the journey of college basketball at Pratt Community College.
“After losing the majority of our starters and scoring, these freshmen will have the opportunity to come in right away and contribute to our success in 2014-2015,” said Head Coach Stephanie Thompson.
With the Butler County Grizzlies in town, the Pratt Beavers needed to take a couple of wins in order to keep their playoff hopes alive. After dropping a close game in the opener 2-1, the Beavers bounced back and won the second game 7-1.
Aaron Berenson had two hits and Skylar Dean had two hits and the lone RBI for Pratt in the 2-1 loss. Tyler Huffstickler took the loss allowing two runs in six innings while walking five hitters and he struck out three.
The Beavers get first win of early season thanks to late double, playing Northern Oklahoma-Tonkawa at Pratt with a final score of 8-3.
The Beavers and N.O. Tonkawa traded the lead four times on Feb. 27, but Pratt ended up on top in seven innings. The Beavers finally managed to grab the lead after a strong fifth inning. The Beavers went up for good on a three-run double by Summer Snyder scoring Cassie Kelly, Peyton Jones and Stephanie Seewer.
Kelly racked up four RBIs on two hits for the Beavers. She doubled in the fifth inning and homered in the sixth inning.
Your women’s and men's basketball teams both took the victory over Colby Community College on Feb. 22.
"I thought we approached the evening with little intensity and our defense was very poor," said Head Women's Coach Stephanie Thompson.
The women led at half-time 31-28 and started the second half playing a little better to hold on for a 61-52 win. The Beavers were led by Tatiana Grant with 15 points in just 20 minutes due to a past injury. Elle Stein had 13 points and Sherry Calhoun pulled down 8 rebounds.
The Pratt track teams concluded their indoor season at the NJCAA Region VI meet held at Kansas University on Friday, Feb. 21. While neither team was able to gain a point in the meet by placing in the top eight, the nine Beaver freshmen gained invaluable experience for the 2015 campaign.
The men’s mid-distance crew of Trae Lane (Mile), Cody McVey (400/800), Steven Balser (400), and Darius Slaughter (400) continued to show improvement, as all four men ran to season best times in their respective events.
Twenty-one hits resulting in 17 runs wasn’t enough for the Beavers to sweep a midweek series with Redlands Community College. The Beavers split the series losing the first game 10-8 and winning the next 9-7.
Both teams had a great opportunity to play on a very nice facility in Alva, Okla., home of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Rangers. It was also a good opportunity for a talented group of sophomores to get recruited by the four year institution.
The Beavers jumped out to a huge lead early in the contest and never looked back. Garden City was held scoreless until roughly the 12:30 minute mark of the first half and the scoreboard showed the Beavers leading by 18. The final score was 72-49.
The girls took a 37-15 lead into the break and enjoyed the lead the rest of the contest. Tatiana Grant is recovering from an injury and did not play in the final 10 minutes.