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Boys, girls place 6th in tournament

Staff writer

Both Peabody-Burns boys and girl’s basketball teams placed 6th Saturday at the Marion Classic after losing a game to determine 5th place against Wichita Homeschool.

In the tournament, the Warriors first games were played against the Eureka Tornadoes on Tuesday. Girls lost 18-37, while boys lost 18-58.

On Friday, the girls’ team lost 8-57 against the Remington Broncos. Tori Pickens led scoring with 3 points, Mallory Harris and Kallie Hutchinson scored 2 each, and Jory Rives scored 1.

The boys lost 35-62, with Chance Elliot leading the score with 9 points. Pablo Verdugo and Austin Reynolds each scored 6 points, and Jayton Scott scored 5.

Saturday, girls lost to Wichita Homeschool 26-56, and boys lost 41-56.

Boys’ coach Caleb Good said the team did many good things during their game Saturday.

“We did a pretty good job of not just being in position in front of somebody, but boxing out and finishing the job,” Good said. “The past few days we haven’t done very good crashing the boards offensively, but today we did much better in that department.”

Although their rebounding and defense was better on Saturday, Good said the team could not get over the hump.

“Every time we’d come close, we would miss an assignment defensively or come up short on the offensive end,” Good said, “but I was really happy with our effort.”

Girls coach Scott Bauer said that though the girls did not win any games during the tournament, they still had many good things to take from the experience.

“I think it was good to play some tough competition, I think it will help us in the long run,” Bauer said. “We did bounce back Saturday, and we had a good game.”

Though they were short a few team members for Saturday’s game, including a player who was out with a concussion, Bauer said he was happy with how the team did.

“Some girls had to step up,” Bauer said. “I was extremely pleased with the girls’ ability to step up and play.”

Last modified Dec. 15, 2016

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