In competition at the 42nd annual Eli J. Walter Tournament this past week at Berean Academy, the Peabody-Burns High School Lady Warriors lost all three game to finish in eighth place.
Round one against top-seeded Burrton Jan. 26 was close, but PBHS fell to the Lady Chargers, 51-44.
Round two action Thursday ended with a loss to Bluestem, 39-28.
In the final game of the tournament Saturday, Central Christian defeated the Lady Warriors, 54-24.
Up next for the team is a Friday contest at Little River.
Julie Wedel opened the game with a three-pointer to give the Lady Warriors an early lead.
Bayleigh Clark scored next with an assist from Wedel and PBHS led, 5-0.
The Burrton offense went on a nine-point run and the Lady Warriors trailed, 9-5, at the end of the first quarter.
Traylee Woodruff scored the first two points in the second period. Burrton added a two, but Wedel answered with two of her own for PBHS.
Burrton added a three-pointer and a another basket to raise the Lady Charger lead to 16-9 with less than three minutes to play in the second.
Woodruff put in a two and Savage added four to give the Lady Warriors a total of 15 points at the half.
Burrton added six more before the half and the margin was seven at the buzzer, 22-15.
The advantage went to Burrton in the third with the addition of 13 points. The PBHS offense struggled and managed only seven.
Clark and Michaela Methvin each had a basket and Savage added a basket and a free throw.
The Lady Warriors were down, 35-22, at the end of the third.
Savage opened the fourth with a basket. More baskets from Felecia Pohlman, Methvin, Savage, and Clark cut the Burrton led to four, 36-32, with four minutes left in the contest.
Following a Lady Charger timeout, Clark again scored and the gap was only two, 36-34. Unfortunately, for PBHS, that was as close as it would get.
The Lady Warrior offense played well in the quarter and racked up 22 points but Burrton held off a late PBHS surge and took the first round victory by seven.
Danielle Savage, 13; Bayleigh Clark, 11; Julie Wedel, 8; Michaela Methvin, 6; Traylee Woodruff, 4; Felecia Pohlman, 2.
Both offenses struggled in the first half of the contest.
Savage opened the game with a bucket and Woodruff also had a basket in the first.
Bluestem came up with six and took the two-point edge at the end of the first period, 6-4.
The Bluestem offense added six more in the second. PBHS shooting woes continued as Methvin had only two baskets for the PBHS offense in the period. Bluestem led at the half, 12-8.
Bluestem had a good third quarter and added 16 points.
PBHS had three from Savage and two from Wedel. The gap was 15 at the end of the third quarter, 28-13.
Free throws were big in the final period with Bluestem scoring all 11 points from the line.
The PBHS offense added 16 and outscored Bluestem by five, but the Lady Warriors were defeated in round two, 39-28.
Savage had seven in the period. Methvin added four points and Wedel and Woodruff each had two.
Danielle Savage, 12; Michaela Methvin, 8; Traylee Woodruff, 6; Julie Wedel, 2.
Central Christian took a 9-0 lead to start the seventh-place game before Methvin put the Lady Warriors on the board with less than two minutes left in the period.
Methvin added one more basket and Woodruff had a free throw. PBHS trailed, 11-5, at the end of one quarter of play.
The Central Christian offense exploded in the second and added 19 points.
The Lady Warriors struggled from the field but came up with seven, two each from Methvin, Pohlman, and Woodruff, and Stephanie Rempel got on the board with a free throw.
Central Christian led, 30-12, at the half.
Clark had all five points for the PBHS squad in the third. Central Christian added 10 and led 40-17 at the end of the third quarter.
The PBHS offense could not match up but managed seven points in the fourth.
Pohlman hit a three-pointer and Rempel and Paige Barnes each added two points. The Lady Warriors lost round three, 54-24.
Michaela Methvin, 6; Felecia Pohlman, 5; Traylee Woodruff, 3; Stephanie Rempel, 3; Paige Barnes, 2.