Peabody-Burns High School girls’ basketball team placed sixth in the Centre Classic this past week. On Tuesday, the team lost a close contest to Elyria Christian Academy, 23-20. The squad bounced back to earn a victory over Wakefield, 42-16. On Saturday, they were defeated in overtime by Solomon, 52-45. PBHS will have the week off and then resume action on Jan. 29 at Elyria.
The Warriors had the three-point edge, 7-3, at the end of the first quarter. Brandee Burnett had all of the PBHS points.
PBHS led most of the second quarter but a 3-pointer from Elyria tied the score at 10 with less than 2 minutes left in the half. Elyria took the lead, 12-10, with 24 seconds on the clock. PBHS trailed by two at halftime. Paige Lewis had three of the Lady Warriors’ points.
A basket by Elyria gave them the four-point edge, 14-10, in the third quarter. A trey by Burnett brought the Warriors back to within one with 4:00 on the clock. Christa Elliott shot the go-ahead 2-pointer with 1:00 left in the third. PBHS had the one-point edge going into the final period.
Elyria tied the game early 15-15 with a free throw. They added a two and another free throw and led 18-15 with just under 4:00 left in the contest. Elyria added another free throw with 24 seconds to go. Ten seconds later, Elliott hit a 3-pointer to bring the Warriors back within one, 19-18. Elyria added two more from the line, but Lewis scored a two-pointer to stay within 1. Two more from the line sealed the game for Elyria. A last shot for PBHS was blocked
Burnett was the leading scorer for Peabody with 10 points. Elliott and Lewis each had five points.
PBHS outscored Wakefield 11-6 in the first quarter. Brianna Larsen led with four points. Lewis, McKenzie Ensminger and Rayna Barnes had two each.
The Warriors remained in control in the second. Barnes scored five and Ensminger added two.
PBHS led 18-8 at the half.
Fourteen points for the Warriors in the third quarter put the game out of reach for Wakefield. Lewis and Ensminger each had 4 points. Rylie McDowell, Barnes, and Jordan Gibson each added two. PBHS led, 32-15, at the end of the period.
PBHS added 10 points in the final quarter. Barnes led with six points, while Ensminger and Burnett each chipped in two. The Lady Warriors defeated Wakefield, 42-16.
Barnes scored 16 points to lead the Wariors. Ensminger had 10 and Lewis had six points.
The Warriors had a slow first quarter with only 6 points. Ensminger, Burnett, and Elliott each had a basket. Solomon scored 11 and led by 5 at the end of the quarter.
Burnett came up with a big second quarter and scored eight points before halftime. Barnes added three. Solomon offense tacked on 10 points. PBHS trailed, 21-17, at the break.
The third quarter edge went to PBHS with the 16-13 margin. The team closed the gap and trailed by only one, 34-33, at the buzzer. Burnett and Ensminger combined for 10 points. Barnes had four and Lewis added a basket.
An even fourth gave PBHS six and Solomon five. The score was 39-39 at the end of regulation. Lewis had four and Barnes added two.
The tie quickly vanished in the extra period. Solomon took the 13-6 edge and defeated PBHS, 52-45. Lewis had four in the 5th and Elliott added two.
Burnett lead PBHS scorers with 15 points. Lewis had 10 points and Barnes had 9.