The Peabody-Burns High School Warriors basketball team defeated the Solomon Gorillas on Friday at Solomon.
Solomon opened the contest with a free throw. Matt Hiebert put the Warrior squad on the board to take a 2-1 lead early in the contest. Hiebert tacked on a trey and the Warriors led, 5-1. The Gorillas added two free throws, but Brody Kyle and Hiebert each added two baskets. PBHS led, 9-3, with less than a minute left to play in the first quarter. The Gorillas added a 2 late in quarter, but PBHS had a 9-5 edge at the end of the period.
A Gorilla trey cut the Warrior lead to 1, 9-8, early in the second quarter. Storm Pickens answered with a 2-point basket and Jacob Gillet followed with a free throw. Hiebert had a steal and a layup for 2, and PBHS led, 14-8, with 5:25 on the clock. Solomon added a 2, but Derek Price got on the board with two free throws. Seth Topham tacked on 1 and PBHS led, 17-10, with less than 2 minutes left in the second. Solomon added a 2 prior to the half, but the Warriors had a 17-12 edge at the half.
Solomon scored first in the third but Hiebert came back with a basket. Unfortunately, the Gorillas had all of the offense for the remainder of the period. Solomon took a 20-19 lead with a minute to play in the quarter and held the 1-point advantage at the buzzer.
Four points from Hiebert in the first two minutes of the fourth quarter tilted the advantage back to the Warriors, 23-20. Storm Pickens added a 2, but the Gorillas added 4 and cut the Warrior lead to 1, 25-24. Price added a 2 and Hiebert scored 2 from the free-throw line. Hunter Pickens got on the board with a 2 and PBHS led, 31-24, with 2 minutes left in the contest. Solomon added a 2, but a long pass from Storm Pickens to Kyle added another 2 for PBHS. A Gorilla trey in the last seconds of the game cut the lead to 4, but PBHS hung on for the win, 33-29.
Price led in rebounds with 12. Gillet and Hiebert each had 8 and Kyle had 4.
Hiebert, 17; Kyle, 4; Price, 4; Storm Pickens, 4; Hunter Pickens, 2; Gillet, 1; Topham, 1.