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Lady Warriors battle flu,
win 1, take 6th at Centre

Staff writer

The Lady Warriors took 6th in the Centre basketball tournament after powering through two weekend games, winning against Wakefield 61-49 and losing to Solomon 52-41, all while fending off a seasonal spat with the flu.

“I don’t think I’ve ever been so proud of our team,” coach Travis Schafer said. “Everybody played really well. Four of our girls were sick with the flu, but held strong and played through their sickness to help us win against Wakefield.”

Scoring for Peabody-Burns was pretty even among the Lady Warriors, but Anna Lubbers made two key free throws with 45 seconds left to go in the fourth quarter, he said.

“As a sophomore, that was huge for Anna,” Schafer said. “It put us up by 4 points.”

Still nursing colds, the Lady Warriors came back to play another hard-fought game against the Gorillas, losing only 52-41.

“Even though we lost I think it was the best game we have put together all year long,” Schafer said. “Solomon is a tough team.”

Peabody-Burns shot much more efficiently from the paint than previous games, he said. The team also had fewer turnovers.

“We only had 12 turnovers, which is much less than we have had in previous games,” Schafer said. “We still have a lot to work on, though. We could have rebounded better. We gave up a lot of second and third chance shots.”

Top scorers against the Gorillas were Katie Vincent with 12 points and Riley McDowell with 11 points.

Peabody-Burns will get a rematch against Solomon at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Solomon.

Last modified Jan. 28, 2015

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