The final game of the regular season ended in victory for the Peabody-Burns girls’ basketball team on Feb. 19. In a road game, the squad defeated Hope, 40-27. Up next is sub-state competition. The Warriors are seeded fifth in the Moundridge sub-state.
Rayna Barnes paced the Lady Warrior to a first quarter, 12-10 lead, scoring eight of 12 PBHS points. Brandee Burnett netted the other four points.
Hope came back to take the 19-17 lead in the second quarter, holding PBHS to five points. McKenzie Ensminger hit a 3-pointer and Barnes had two.
Barnes tied the game in the third with the first points of the second half. Burnett added two points for the 21-19 lead with 6 minutes left on the clock. Hope came back to add four and regain the lead, 23-21. A PBHS timeout at 3:00 was followed by a trey from Ensminger, and 2-point baskets from Christa Elliott and Barnes. PBHS had the 28-23 lead at the end of the period.
Barnes opened the fourth hitting one-of-two from the free-throw line. A technical foul on the Hope bench put Burnett at the line to score two points. Hope added two from the line but PBHS put together a six-point run with four from Burnett and two from Paige Lewis. With less than a minute to play, Hope added two but PBHS finished the game with a free throw from Burnett and a 2-point basket from Lewis. The Lady Warriors earned the 40-27 win.
Barnes scored 15 points in the victory. Burnett added 13 and Ensminger had 6.