The Peabody-Burns girls’ basketball team was defeated 70-21 by Moundridge on Friday.
Coach Travis Schafer said Wildcats’ shot accuracy was a contributing factor to the Lady Warriors’ loss.
“They were a solid team,” he said. “They were quick. They passed fast and moved the ball well, and they just didn’t miss shots.”
Battling a Wildcats full-court press, Peabody-Burns trailed 19-7 at the end of the first quarter.
After the Wildcats brought their junior varsity in during the second quarter, the deficit was augmented to 40-10 by halftime.
“We worked our regular offense really hard, but we had a lot of turnovers,” Schafer said.
The Lady Warriors played against the Wildcats junior varsity for the entire third quarter. Going into the fourth quarter they were down 57-18 and never really gained any ground for the rest of the game.
Schafer was optimistic about the way the Lady Warriors conducted themselves during the game. He said the team is starting to jell and make many improvements as they build for the future.
“We knew going into this game that we were playing a tough, tough ranked team, but that didn’t scare them at all,” he said. “They played their butts off and they never gave up. That’s what it’s all about.”
Christa Elliott led scoring for the Lady Warriors with 9 points and Rylie McDowell made 5 points, one of which was a 3-pointer.
The Lady Warriors lost 60-20 in a brutal game against the Cougars Tuesday at Centre.
Peabody-Burns scored 10 points to Centre’s 29 points by half time.
In the third quarter, PBHS trailed 55-16.
PBHS heads to Sub-State Monday at Inman.