Watching Friday night’s Peabody-Burns basketball games was like riding a roller coaster — some breathtaking highs and some close-your-eyes lows.
A lack of one fundamental plagued the Warrior teams all night — fighting for rebounds.
Both teams lost to Centre — boys, 57-44, and girls, 46-21.
Spurts of Jekyll-and-Hyde actions kept fans in a state of suspense during the Warriors’ game.
On many plays, the girls looked like a team ready for playoffs. Then, just as quickly, an errant pass or stripped ball would rear its ugly head.
“There were spurts when we did a lot of good things,” coach Travis Schafer said. “I don’t know what the mentality is, whether they get tired or what.”
Ups and downs have beleaguered the Warriors all year.
“It’s been a consistent way of play throughout the year,” Schafer said. “We had a lot of good things happen. We need to bring them from this game plus add more to the next game. It’s frustrating, but we’ll just keep pounding away.”
Lack of rebounding continues to frustrate coach Bob Kyle.
“We had no rebounding. It’s one of the easiest things,” Kyle said. “We do it in practice day in and day out, but when we get in the game, it’s like we forget it.”
The Warriors were outrebounded 47-23.
As with the girls team, the boys had some spectacular plays but weren’t able to overcome the missed opportunities they lost or gave away.
“If we played like we did in the fourth quarter the entire game, it would have been a whole different ballgame,” Kyle said. “We were relaxed, played with the flow in the game before; then we just didn’t.”
Rocco Weerts led scoring with 24 points. Jack Parks and Noal Reynolds combined for twelve points on four three-point shots.
Last modified Jan. 9, 2019