Despite better offensive production this week, PBHS girls’ basketball had a tough three-game series at the Marion Classic. The squad will play twice at home before the Christmas break.
The team had a good first half offensively against Marion on Tuesday with 20 points. Christa Elliott led the team with 10. Katy Benson added 7. Rylie McDowell had 3. PBHS trailed 36-20 at the buzzer.
The offense went cold from there, however. Katie Charles added 2 in the third. McDowell had a three in the fourth and Charles put in a free throw. Marion took the win 61-26.
Elliott had 10 in the contest. Benson followed with 7. McDowell had 6 and Charles recorded 3.
Against Berean on Thursday, McDowell had the only offense in the first with a 2. Berean led 12-2 at the end of the first.
Anna Lubbers opened the second with a free throw. Benson got on the board with 4 from the line and PBHS trailed 18-7 at the 4-minute mark. Two from Cheyenne Shaw with one minute left gave the team 9. PBHS was down 33-9 at the half.
Elliott had 3 from the field in the second half and Charles added 2. PBHS was defeated 49-17.
Elliott led with 6. Benson followed with 4. Shaw, McDowell and Charles each added 2. Lubbers had a free throw.
In its finale against Belle Plaine, PBHS trailed 20-16 at the half in a well-contested game.
PBHS scored 11 in the second half but Bell Plaine took the win 37-27.
Harris, Benson and McDowell each had 5 points. Elliott followed with 4. Charles and Lubbers each had 1.