"At the beginning of the year we said we wanted to be the first Prairie team in awhile to get 10 wins," Smith Drahos said Tuesday night, "and we wanted to go deep into substate and possibly go to state."
Rickertsen thought 10 wins was reasonable, but set his sights higher than that.
"We were thinking more like 14 or 15," he remarked. "We'll see. Double digits would be good. It's a step in the right direction. Yeah, we'd take that."
The improved Prairie Hawks won their eighth game Tuesday night with a 66-45 victory over the struggling Jefferson J-Hawks in a Mississippi Valley Conference contest at Prairie.