With a 2-1 record, the Peabody-Burns High School girls’ basketball team earned third-place at the Marion Classic this past week.
PBHS took a 31-25 win over Marion on Dec. 4. On Thursday, the squad was defeated by Remington, 40-23. On Saturday, the team defeated Eureka, 49-42. The team has three home competitions scheduled before the Christmas hiatus.
Both offenses started slow in the first quarter. Marion had a 1-point edge, 4-3, at the end of the quarter. For PBHS, Rylie McDowell scored a 2-pointer and Brandee Burnett added a free throw.
The offense picked up slightly in the second. Marion outscored PBHS slightly, 10-8. Rayna Barnes had 4 in the quarter. Burnett and Brianna Larsen each had 2. PBHS trailed 14-11 at the half.
Marion again had the edge, 7-3, in the third period. Barnes and Paige Lewis each had 2 points for the only PBHS points and the lead belonged to Marion, 21-15.
Burnett came alive in the final period with 9 points and led the team to a 16-4 edge in scoring. Lewis added 4 and Barnes added 2. McDowell had a free throw. PBHS took the come from behind victory, 31-25.
Burnett was the leading scorer with 12 points and Barnes had 8.
Remington had a 10-7 edge in the first quarter. Lewis had 4 points for the Lady Warriors and Larsen added 3.
The Broncos had a 1-point lead with nearly even offense in the second quarter. Burnett had two 3-pointers in the quarter. Lewis and McKenzie Ensminger each had 2 points. The Lady Warriors trailed, 21-17, at halftime.
PBHS struggled in the third with only 4 points — 2 from Shelby Elliott and 2 from Larsen. Remington added 11 and led, 32-21.
Elliott had the only PBHS basket in the fourth. The Broncos’ offense added 8 and defeated PBHS, 40-23.
Lewis and Burnett were the leading scorers for the Warriors with 6 points.
The Lady Warriors took an 11-6 lead in the first quarter. Barnes led with 4 points. Ensminger added a trey. Larsen and Lewis each added 2.
PBHS maintained a 19-16 edge at the half even though Eureka outscored the team, 10-8, in the second quarter. Lewis had all 8 points for the Lady Warriors in the period.
A 17-point PBHS explosion held off a 15-point Eureka surge in the third. Larsen led the team with 6 points. Lewis added 4 and Ensminger had 3. Burnett and Barnes scored 2 each.
PBHS hung onto the lead in the final quarter and outscored Eureka, 13-10. Larsen led the team with 5. Lewis and Barnes each had 4. PBHS took the 49-42 win.
Lewis led the Warriors in scoring with 18 points. Larsen dropped in 13 and Barnes added 10.