Pleasantville played hard and they fared fairly well against a talented Des Moines Christian varsity girls’ team Friday, Dec. 20.

The Lions were led by one of the top players in Class 2A, as Moriah Prewitt had 19 first half points en route to scoring 33 for the night.

The Lions posted a hard fought 69-50 win over the Trojans.

Pleasantville actually led 20-18 at the close of the first quarter before the Lions took charge to lead 39-28 at halftime.

Adi Adreon led the Trojan charge as she started the game on fire.

She opened the game with three, 3-point field goals scoring 11 points in the first quarter.

In the end Bre Benge led the Trojans in scoring with 12 points, Adreon finished with 11 and Josie Hutchings added 10 in the loss.

Malorie McKinney totaled eight points and Rachel Harvey had seven.

In addition to Prewitt, the Lions had 13 points from Kate Muller.

The Lions are a team that lives off their pressure defense.

“Their defense changed the pace of the game,” stated PHS Coach Jeff Cook.

“Our kids played hard and when we managed to play at our pace we did ok,” he added.

Pleasantville fell to 0-2 in the league and to 4-2 for the year.

The Lions improved to 8-1 with the win.

Perry Bell can be reached at sports@journalexpress.net or by calling the newsroom at 641-842-2155.

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