GOWRIE - The St. Mary's girls dipped back below .500 Friday as they fell on the road to Prairie Valley, 47-39.
The Panthers' Jasmine Demers turned in a game-high 28 points on 13-of-29 shooting. She added 11 rebounds, four assists, four steals and two blocks in the loss. Demers currently ranks second in the state with 23.8 points per game thus far. Her 13.0 rebounds rank eighth.
After Demers, St. Mary's got four points from Mackenzie Laven, three from Riley Lenhart and two apiece from Rachel Todd and Emily Ivey.
The Panthers were 18-of-49 shooting on the night. They were 0-for-1 from three and 3-of-17 at the line.
St. Mary's actually led early, up 11-10 after, but they would trial 24-19 at half. A 10-0 surge in the third brought them within 31-29 heading into the final frame. The Panthers would take a brief 35-34 lead early in the fourth, but Prairie Valley went on a 6-0 run and would not trail again.
The Panthers drop to 2-3 on the season and will be at home tonight to take on Sioux Central (4-4). They host Southeast Webster-Grand Friday.