Centre spoils Peabody-Burns' homecoming
A large crowd turned out for Peabody-Burns’ winter homecoming ceremony Friday, but their community support wasn’t enough to produce wins for their basketball teams. Both fell to Centre. The girls lost, 61-34; the boys lost, 55-34.
After jumping to an 8-0 lead in the first quarter and trailing by one at the end of the quarter, a disastrous second quarter in which Centre outscored the Warriors 21-3 put the girls team in a hole they couldn’t climb out of. They scored 10 points in the third quarter and outscored Centre 9-8 in the fourth quarter but finished with a 27-point loss.
Anna Eldridge was the team’s star player with 24 points, including two 3-pointers and 4-of-7 free throws.
Coach Travis Schafer remained optimistic about his team.
“I believe in them,” he said. “They are a young team, and I see a lot of potential. As soon as they see it in themselves, they will blossom.”
Scoring: Eldredge, 24; McKayla Hauck, 3; Kaete Johnson, 3; Mackenzie Eden, 2; and Skylre Stucky, 2.
Boys fall to Cougars
The third time was not a charm for the boys team as they faced the Centre Cougars. It was the third match-up in two weeks.
The Warriors had a hard time scoring against the Cougars. They trailed by four points after one quarter and stayed within 9 points until the fourth quarter, when they seemed to give up and were outscored 16-7 to take 21-point loss.
Noal Reynolds led scoring with 11 points. Jack Parks and Philip Young combined for 13 points including two 3-pointers by both. Reynolds made all three of his free throw attempts.
Scoring: Reynolds, 11; Parks, 7; Young, 6; Rocco Weerts, 4; Caleb VanCuren, 2; and Alex Caldwell, 2.
Last modified Feb. 6, 2020