The New Year started on a low note for the Peabody-Burns High School girls’ basketball team with two losses this past week.
Remington defeated PBHS Jan. 6 at Peabody, 46-24, and the Lady Warriors were beaten Friday at Bennington, 37-30. The team will have home games against Goessel and Moundridge this week.
Remington overpowered PBHS in the first quarter of their contest.
The Lady Broncos amassed a big lead, scoring 14 unanswered points. Bayleigh Clark did put the Lady Warriors on the board with eight seconds left in the period, but Remington led 14-2 at the end of the first.
In the second, Remington added a quick two, but Danielle Savage and Felecia Pohlman got on the board, as each added a basket.
The Lady Broncos sunk a three-pointer for a total of 19 with two minutes, 33 seconds on the clock.
Three fouls shots for Julie Wedel put the Lady Warriors at nine points with two minutes left in the period. Remington added a basket before the half as did Clark for PBHS and the gap at the half was, 21-10.
Remington added 15 in the third. PBHS added 11 of its own with baskets from Savage, Pohlman, and Traylee Woodruff.
Stephanie Rempel got on the scoreboard late in the third with two baskets and a free throw.
PBHS was down 36-22 at the end of the period.
Free throws from Savage and Michaela Methvin were all the PBHS offense in the final period. Remington tacked on 10 and took the victory, 46-24.
Rempel and Savage led the team with five points each. Wedel had 17 rebounds. Methvin, Rempel, and Pohlman each had six.
Stephanie Rempel, 5; Danielle Savage, 5; Felecia Pohlman, 4; Bayleigh Clark, 4; Julie Wedel, 3; Traylee Woodruff, 2; Michaela Methvin, 1.
The PBHS offense got on the board first against Bennington with two baskets from Savage to take a 4-0 lead.
Bennington connected on a free throw to cut the lead to three.
Rempel added two from the free-throw line and Woodruff added a basket as the PBHS lead was 8-1 with 3:36 on the clock.
Bennington came back with two baskets before the end of the first. Rempel added a final two and the Lady Warriors led, 10-5.
Bennington went on an 8-0 run in the second and took the lead, 13-10.
Woodruff and Clark each added baskets and the Lady Warriors grabbed the one-point edge, 14-13, with three minutes left in the half.
Bennington regained the lead, 17-16, with less than a minute to play in the second, but Woodruff came up with a free throw to tie the game at 17 at the half.
In the third, the PBHS offense took the lead and held onto an eight-point edge at the end of the quarter. Wedel added four, Savage had three, and Clark and Methvin each had a basket.
The PBHS defense held Bennington to only three and the Lady Warriors led, 28-20, with one quarter left to play.
PBHS then watched the eight-point lead disintegrate in the fourth with a 17-point surge from Bennington.
Wedel was the only Lady Warrior to add a basket in the period as PBHS lost, 37-30.
Wedel led with eight points for Lady Warrior offense. Wedel also led the defense with 11 rebounds. Methvin had eight.
Julie Wedel, 8; Danielle Savage, 7; Traylee Woodruff, 5; Stephanie Rempel, 4; Bayleigh Clark, 4; Michaela Methvin, 2.