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Lady Warriors win first game of season, 37-26

Peabody-Burns girls won their first game of the season Monday after playing Wakefield at home, with a score of 37-26.

“The win was a huge confidence boost for the team,” coach Scott Bauer said. “Canton Galva was the turning point of the season.”

In the first quarter, Peabody was down 12-9. In the second quarter, four points for Peabody-Burns came from free throws.

Wakefield was up 17-16 at halftime, but Bauer said the girls really got into the game in the third quarter.

“They ran everything right, they boxed out, they closed out, and they executed the game plan,” Bauer said.

The quarter started with three points from Nicki Sanders. Kallie Hutchison then made 4 points, and Mallory Harris made 2.

Wakefield scored no points during the third quarter, which ended with a score of 28-16.

A 3-pointer from Wakefield opened the fourth quarter of the game, but the Warriors grabbed the win.

Harris led points with 13. Sanders followed with 7, and Anna Lubbers and Hutchison each scored 6.

The boys lost their game against Wakefield 39-32, but kept it close throughout the whole game.

Austin Reynolds led the scoring with 14 points.

Peabody-Burns played host to Goessel for homecoming games on Friday. The Bluebirds defense proved to be too much for the Warriors’ boys and girls as Goessel took home both wins.

The first quarter of the girls’ game was all Lady Bluebirds, as they outscored the Warriors 10-0.

Peabody-Burns scored on their third possession of the second quarter when Anna Lubbers knocked down a 2-pointer. Mallory Harris scored the next two points on consecutive free throws. The Lady Warriors still couldn’t stop Goessel as they put up another 10 points, ending the quarter with the lead, 20-4.

The third quarter just continued the onslaught as Goessel extended its lead from 16 to 25. The Warriors couldn’t score until under 3 minutes left in the quarter when Harris drained a bucket, and a big basket by Sydney Hodges on a wide open bucket from downtown with just seconds left until the buzzer made the score 34-9.

Kallie Hutchison scored the first 2 points of her 6 for the quarter on Peabody-Burns’ first possession. As PBHS scored their most points of any quarter, Goessel worked in some bench players as they managed to get a continuous clock to cruise to victory at 46-15.

Unlike the girls, the boys quickly scored as Derik Newman scored a two, he was the first of five warriors to score in the quarter, all from inside the arc. Even though the offense came early, the defense gave up three, threes, giving the Goessel boys a 19-10 lead.

The Bluebird defense stepped up big time in the second, giving up just one basket from Austin Purk on the inside. Their offense played almost as well as they did in the first, putting up 17 points and gaining a big lead, 36-12.

Austin Reynolds found his way onto the stat sheet when he had two buckets fall from inside on back-to-back drives. That wasn’t near enough as Goessel added 16 more to their point total to almost guarantee a win with the score 52-18 going into the final quarter.

The Warriors kept the Bluebirds scoreless in the fourth, while putting up 11 of their own, 5 by Reynolds, who lead the team in points in the 52-29 loss with 9, while Purk hit 8.

Tuesday evening, Peabody-Burns faced Elyria Christian. Both teams lost, with a 38-21 score for the girls, and a 54-40 score for the boys.

Last modified Feb. 16, 2017

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