Prairie 6th graders win YMCA basketball tournament

Team members, from left, are Quincy Eastlack, Bradley Loveland, Will Thomas, Matthew Gertzen, Max Smith, Joe Acuff, Peyton Pulido, Carter Jones (down low) and Easton Anderlik. Colton Brummer not pictured. Coaches, from left, are Mat Eastlack, Scott Pulido and Todd Jones.

A group of Prairie Elementary sixth graders this past weekend proved that Panthers are as comfortable on the basketball court as in the forest.

The team won the YMCA 6th and 7th grade end-of-season basketball tournament at Horizons High School, finishing the double-elimination event undefeated.

The team is coached by Prairie Village resident Scott Pulido.

Congrats, team! (And thanks to mom Andrea Jones for the tip).