The Peabody-Burns High School Lady Warriors basketball team remains winless with two losses this past week. They were defeated by Centre on Jan. 7 at home, 33-30, and lost to Hope on Friday, 39-34.
Centre had all the offense in the first quarter with 8 points.
Sarah Hofkamp scored the first Lady Warrior points in the game with a basket with 6:42 on the clock in the second quarter. PBHS had 2-point baskets from Jessica Noble, Rayna Barnes, and another from Hofkamp. The Lady Cougars led, 17-8, at halftime.
Both offenses scored 11 in the third quarter. Barnes led with 4 points. Heather Brooks had a trey. Paige Lewis and Hofkamp each added 2. The Lady Warriors trailed, 28-19, at the end of three quarters.
Mackenzie Ensminger opened the fourth with a basket. Hofkamp and Barnes each added 2 and the Lady Warriors closed the gap to 3, 28-25, with 4:17 left in the final period. Centre added a 2, but Noble sunk a trey and the PBHS team only trailed by 2, 30-28, with three minutes on the clock. With less than two minutes left in the fourth, Barnes put in a 2 from underneath and the game was tied 30 all. Centre added a basket and a free throw late in the game, but PBHS failed to score in the final seconds of the contest. The Lady Warriors were defeated by Centre, 33-30.
Barnes, 10; Hofkamp, 8; Noble, 5; Brooks, 3; Lewis, 2; Ensminger, 2.
Hope opened the game with a free throw to take the 1-0 lead. Brandee Burnett scored a 2 with seven minutes on the clock in the first quarter. Hope scored 7 more points in the first, but the Lady Warriors went scoreless for the remainder of the quarter. PBHS trailed, 8-2, at the end of one.
PBHS had a much better quarter in the second with the addition of 8 points. Barnes had 6 and Hofkamp added 2. PBHS defense held Hope to 6, but the gap at the half favored Hope, 14-10.
Rayna Barnes opened the third with a 2-point basket to cut the Hope lead to 2, 14-12. Hope scored 6 points, but Michaela Methvin, Barnes, and Noble each put in a 2, resulting in an 18-18 tie with four and half minutes on the clock in the third. Hope added a free throw but a Hofkamp 2-point basket gave the Lady Warriors the 20-19 edge with four minutes on the clock. Noble added a trey and PBHS extended their lead, 23-19. Hope then went on an 8-point run to regain the lead at the end of the quarter, 27-23.
Mackenzie Ensminger had the first points in the fourth. Methvin followed with a 2 and the contest was even at 27-27. Hope added a basket and a free throw but Noble added one and PBHS was down 2, 30-28, with four minutes left in the game. Hope remained in control for the rest of the contest, adding 7 points. Ensminger added a trey and another basket in the period and Noble scored 1 more free throw. PBHS was defeated by Hope, 39-34.
Barnes, 10; Ensminger, 7; Noble, 7; Methvin, 4; Hofkamp, 4; Burnett, 2.