In a very tight contest, the Peabody-Burns Warriors held off the perimeter assault of the Chase County Bulldogs to earn an opening night victory. The game was deadlocked throughout and a late surge helped the Warriors eclipse the Bulldogs 70-64.
“I felt that we played decent for our first game,” head Coach Caleb Good said. “We weathered the storm of a barrage of threes on the road. Chase County hit 10 total threes for the game. Our big three showed up with 57 points combined. Our highlight was that we only had 10 turnovers. I felt the turnovers were great, especially considering it was the first game.”
Kornelius Skotaam led the team with 24 points. Braxton Kyle followed with 21. Junior Edmondson added 12. Kaden Gibson got on the board with 6. Nicholas Preheim had 5 and Bent Buller got on the board with 2.
The Warriors will next have a three-game tournament series at the Marion Classic.
Lady Warriors basketball opened the schedule with a tough road game at Chase County. Out-matched in numbers, the 9 member squad fell to the Bulldogs. Chase County led the Lady Warriors by 36-6 at the half. Scoring improved slightly in the second, but PBHS offense struggled throughout the contest losing 59-17.
“We had some goals that we met in this first game,” head Coach Travis Schafer said. “The team wanted to score more points than last year and they did. They wanted to make some improvements on defense and they did. Now our shots have to fall.”
Katy Benson led the team with 12. Christa Elliott followed with 5.
The team will travel next to Marion for a three game competition in the Marion Classic.