The last game of the 2008 calendar year for the Peabody-Burns High School girls’ basketball team ended in a loss.
In the Dec. 22 match-up, PBHS was defeated by Wichita Home School, 40-34.
The squad will take a break from scheduled play until after the New Year.
Julie Wedel scored the first two points of the game, but Wichita Home School scored eight in a row to lead by six.
Danielle Savage added the only other point for the PBHS squad with a free throw late in the period. The Lady Warriors were down 8-3 at the end of the first quarter.
Neither offense had much success in the second quarter.
Savage put in four for PBHS and Woodruff added two. Wichita Home School did slightly better with the addition of eight points. PBHS was down 16-9 at the half.
The Lady Warrior offense sparked in the third and outscored its opponent, 17-11.
Stephanie Rempel opened the third with a free throw. Clark and Savage each added two. Michaela Methvin got on the scoreboard with four and Traylee Woodruff added a three-pointer with less than four minutes to play in the quarter.
Wedel came up with a basket plus a free throw to put the Lady Warriors within one at 25-24 with two minutes, 19 seconds on the clock.
Wichita Home school answered with a basket but Clark came back with a bucket of her own to cut the lead to one. The quarter ended with the one-point edge going to Wichita Home School.
A basket by Clark in the early seconds of the fourth put the Lady Warriors on top, 28-27.
Rempel added a free throw and the edge was two, 29-27.
Wichita Home School went on a seven-point run and again claimed the lead, 34-29.
With a two by Woodruff, the Lady Warriors were within three, 34-31, but that was a close as it would get.
A late three by Clark was the last basket for the Lady Warriors and they lost, 40-34.
Clark led the Lady Warriors with nine points.
Woodruff and Savage each added seven.
Savage had 16 rebounds and Methvin had nine.
Bayleigh Clark, 9; Traylee Woodruff, 7; Danille Savage, 7; Julie Wedel, 5; Michaela Methvin, 4; Stephanie Rempel, 2.