The Peabody-Burns High School Lady Warriors basketball team made a late surge in the Friday night contest at White City, but were defeated by the Huskies, 35-32. The team plays Friday at Solomon.
Neither offense had success in the early minutes of the game. Brandee Burnett put the Lady Warriors on the board with 4:44 on the clock. The Huskies came back to score a trey and put in a 2-point basket at the buzzer. White City led, 5-2, at the end of the first quarter.
White City scored a basket and two free throws in the second quarter before Tori Schroeder shot a short jumper to score 2 for PBHS. The Huskies scored again but Michaela Methvin came back with a 2. Three more for the Huskies made the gap 15-6, favoring White City with 2:27 left in the second.
Paige Lewis added a 2 for the Lady Warriors and Schroeder added a free throw right before the half. White City scored 1 more in the quarter and PBHS was down, 17-10.
Rayna Barnes opened the third with 1 from the free-throw line. White City came back with a 2-point basket but Barnes and Burnett teamed up for 4 and the gap was 5, 19-14, with 1:25 left in the period. The Huskies added two more baskets before the buzzer. Kaycy Gonzalez added two free throws late in the quarter, but White City had the 23-16 edge after three quarters of the competition.
PBHS offense came on strong early in the final quarter with baskets from Methvin, Sarah Hofkamp, and Barnes and they closed the gap to 1 point, 23-22. White City then scored 5 points and PBHS again trailed by 6, 28-22. Hofkamp scored a 2 and Gonzalez added a trey and PBHS again trailed by 1, 28-27. The Huskies added a basket and a free throw but McKenzie Ensminger answered with a trey for the Lady Warriors. White City had some success from the free-throw line and maintained the edge, 34-30, with less than 30 seconds left in the game. Burnett cut the Huskies lead to 2, 34-32. White City added 1 more from the line. PBHS failed in a 3-point attempt at the buzzer and The Lady Warriors were defeated by the Huskies, 35-32.
Barnes led the defense with 14 rebounds. Methvin earned 12, and Hofkamp had 8.
Burnett, 6; Gonzalez, 5; Hofkamp, 4; Barnes, 4; Methvin, 4; Schroeder, 3; Lewis, 3; Ensminger, 3.