Though the Peabody-Burns girls basketball team traded baskets with Wakefield in the first half Friday night, they ran out of steam in the second half to lose 43-25.
Peabody-Burns scored 9 points in the first quarter and 10 points in the second quarter to Wakefield’s 10 and 13 points, to go into halftime behind 23-19.
“Our defense put a lot of pressure on the ball and we were making shots in the first half,” coach Travis Schafer said. “We just lost energy in the second half.”
Aside from a solitary free throw made by Katy Benson, Wakefield essentially stopped the Warriors from scoring from the field in the third quarter.
Schafer said foul trouble caught up with the Warriors in the second half.
In the fourth quarter, Peabody-Burns scored 5 points with a 2-pointer from Nicole Sanders and free throws made by Anna Lubbers and Rylie McDowell.
It was not enough to make a comeback. Wakefield scored 20 points in the second half for the win.
Benson led scoring for the Warriors with 9 points.
The Peabody girls succumbed to the Bluebirds defense at Goessel losing 50-13 on Tuesday .
The Bluebirds jumped out to a 22-4 lead. The Warrior girls couldn’t get the ball to drop. Although PBHS hit 9 of 12 free throws, they only made two field goals during the game.
“We didn’t match up well with their size,” Schafer said.
McDowell scored 4 points, Lubbers, Benson and Christa Elliott each had 3 points.