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Lady Warriors finish seventh at Marion Classic

Sports writer

The Peabody-Burns High School Lady Warriors claimed seventh place Saturday at the Marion Classic with an overtime victory against Oxford.

It was the first victory for PBHS since the 2006 season.

In first-round action Dec. 8, PBHS lost to host team Marion 63-26.

The squad lost game two Thursday to Belle Plain 48-25.

The Lady Warriors will have a game at home against Burrton this week and one more home game Dec. 22 against Wichita Home School.


In first-round action, the PBHS Lady Warriors struggled against a speedy Marion squad.

Turnovers plagued the team as it was down 17-3 at the end of the quarter. Danielle Savage had two points and Julie Wedel added a free throw.

Second quarter defense helped PBHS to create more scoring opportunities.

Savage and Bayleigh Clark had key steals to set up points for the squad. Wedel came up big in the quarter with eight points, including two three-pointers. Stephanie Rempel added four points in the second and the PBHS squad cut the gap to 11 at the half.

Rempel opened the second half with a two-point basket.

That shot would be all of the PBHS offense for the third quarter.

Marion went on a 22-point scoring run and the PBHS Lady Warriors were down 48-17 at the end of the period.

Nine PBHS points were added in the fourth quarter.

Savage had five, and Traylee Woodruff and Michaela Methvin each had two.

Marion added 15 in the final quarter and PBHS was defeated by 37.

Wedel led the team with nine points. Methvin, Savage, and Rempel each had six rebounds.

Belle Plaine

The first quarter of round two against Belle Plaine was rough for both squads, with plenty of fouls and turnovers.

Belle Plaine led 8-0 until late in the quarter when Woodruff and Wedel each netted a free throw to cut the lead to six at the end of the period.

Clark opened the second period with a basket.

The Belle Plaine press created lots of scoring opportunities for the Lady Dragons.

They added 16 points in the quarter. Methvin added one more basket to the PBHS total and the Lady Warriors were down, 24-6, at the half.

Scoring woes continued for the PBHS squad in the third. Rempel added three points and Woodruff and Savage each added two. Belle Plaine tacked on 20 and the gap was 44-13 at the end of three.

Reserves from both teams played much of the fourth period. Savage added four in the quarter. Felecia Pohlman had three in the final period. Paige Barnes had a two-point basket and Sarah Hofkamp added two free throws. Anna Garcia also added a free throw. Belle Plaine defeated the Lady Warriors 48-25.


In game three against Oxford, PBHS took an early lead, 5-2, with a basket from Pohlman and a three-pointer from Wedel.

Oxford came back to take the lead and held the seven-point edge, 17-10, at the end of the first quarter.

Savage and Wedel each had three in the quarter. Pohlman and Rempel each added two.

Oxford continued to outscore PBHS early in the second but a flurry of Lady Warrior baskets late in the half cut the Oxford lead to three, 30-27.

Pohlman found the basket twice from the three-point line and also added a two-point basket and a free throw to pace the team with nine points.

Savage added five, Wedel two, and Rempel sunk a free throw.

Oxford opened the third with a basket to take the early five-point lead.

Pohlman let go of another trey to cut the Oxford lead to two, 32-30.

The Oxford offense then outscored PBHS 11-5 to build an eight-point lead, 43-35, at the end of the third quarter.

Savage had the rest of the offense with five points in the period.

The PBHS defense held Oxford to seven points in the fourth.

With less than four minutes to play, Pohlman shot a three-point basket to bring the team to within three, 48-45.

Oxford scored again but Savage answered with two free throws to keep the gap at three, 50-47.

Another Pohlman trey tied the game at 50 with three minutes left to play.

Both offenses went scoreless for the rest of the contest and the game went into overtime.

Pohlman had six in the quarter, Woodruff had five, and Savage four.

Oxford scored first in overtime with two free throws.

Woodruff found the basket for another three-pointer to give the Lady Warriors the lead, 53-52.

An Oxford free throw then tied the game at 53.

Savage shot three free throws and Woodruff scored two from the line to give the Lady Warriors the 58-53 lead.

Clark knocked down a free throw following an Oxford basket and the gap was four at 59-55.

Oxford scored two with six seconds left in the contest but PBHS took the victory in overtime 59-57.

Last modified Dec. 17, 2008