Peabody-Burns High School girl’s basketball team took fifth-place Saturday against Burrton in the Eli J. Walter Tournament at Berean. The road to third place included two wins and a loss.
The Douglass High School girl’s basketball team scored the first eight points of offense in the contest Jan. 26. PBHS player Danielle Savage made a 2-point basket at four minutes, 20 seconds in the first quarter and cut the lead to six. Julie Wedel also had a basket for the Lady Warriors in the period. Douglass offense added five more and the PBHS squad trailed, 13-4, at the end of the first quarter.
Turnovers hampered the offenses on both squads in the second. Savage added four points and Sarah Hofkamp had a basket. Douglass came up with seven in the period and the Lady Warriors were behind by 10, 20-10 at the half.
Douglass offense ramped up in the third quarter and dumped in 17 points. PBHS added three — a free throw and a basket by Savage. Douglass led, 37-13, at the end of the quarter.
Savage scored four in the final period and Tori Schroeder got on the board with a basket. Douglass added 11. The Lady Warriors were defeated in the first round by Douglass, 48-19.
Savage had 13 points in the contest. Schroeder, Wedel, and Hofkamp each had 2.
Bluestem jumped out to a 5-point lead early in the first quarter Thursday. Savage got on the board with a basket. Bluestem added a free throw and Savage answered with a basket. PBHS trailed by two, 6-4, with 5:24 on the clock. Bluestem went on a 12-point run to make the score 18-4. With one minute left to play in the period, Hofkamp shot a two. Bluestem led 18-6 at the end of the first quarter.
Bluestem added four points early in the second, but Hofkamp a two plus a free throw for the Lady Warriors. Savage put in a two and Schroeder added a basket. Savage had two free throws with a minute left to play and cut the Bluestem edge to 10 at the half, 25-15.
Both offenses had good production in the third. Traylee Woodruff got on the scoreboard with a two. Savage and Methvin each added two and the Lady Warriors cut the lead to seven, 28-21. Bluestem came back to lead by nine the end of the third. Savage had seven in the quarter, Woodruff 5, and Methvin 4.
Lady Warrior offense had two baskets early in the fourth and the PBHS team trailed by six. Bluestem added one from the free-throw line. Savage went on an eight-point run for the PBHS squad and the PBHS team took the lead briefly, 42-41, with four minutes left to play. Bluestem added a basket but Schroeder answered with two points and the lead again was one for PBHS, 44-43. Bluestem then added four free throws. Methvin cut the lead with a 2-point basket and with one minute left in the game, the Lady Warriors trailed, 47-46.
Again Bluestem scored from the line and led by three with 45 seconds left in the final period. Woodruff scored a two with 30 seconds left. A PBHS foul put Bluestem at the line but neither shot connected. Another chance for Bluestem to increase the lead came with 6 seconds left in the competition, but two missed shots gave Savage the rebound. Savage fed the ball to Woodruff and she drove the length of the court and was fouled on the shot. With half a second left in the game, Woodruff made two shots from the free-throw line. PBHS defeated Bluestem in the second-round contest, 50-49.
Savage paced the team with 8 points in the quarter, followed by Woodruff with 5, Methvin 4, and Schroeder 2.
Savage had 23 points in the contest. Woodruff had 10, Methvin 8, Hofkamp 5, and Schroeder 4.
Savage had 11 rebounds, Methvin had 7. Woodruff had 3 steals and 4 assists.
The Lady Warriors took a 4-0 lead early in the consolation championship Saturday against Burrton with a basket each from Woodruff and Wedel. Burrton scored seven unanswered points and snagged the lead from the PBHS squad. Schroeder hit a two at 3:25 but Burrton responded with a trey and the Lady Chargers led, 10-6, with 1:45 on the clock.
Woodruff hit two free throws and Savage added a two and the game was all even with less than a minute to play in the quarter.
Wedel scored a free throw and a 2-point basket with 20 seconds left in the period and the Lady Warriors led 13-10 at the end of the quarter.
Methvin added a quick two in the second and the Lady Warrior lead was five, 15-10. Burrton cut into the lead with two free throws, but Jessica Noble and Wedel combined for three points and the PBHS led 18-12. Burrton then added five and the Lady Warriors edge was one, with one minute left in the half. Woodruff put in a pair of free throws and Schroder hit one. The margin was four with 30 seconds remaining in the second period. Burrton cut the PBHS lead in half with a basket and the Lady Warriors hung onto the two-point edge at the half.
Savage got on the board early in the third with six PBHS points. Burrton added four and with three minutes left in the period, the Lady Warriors were up, 27-23. PBHS came out with the lead at the end of the period, but two technical fouls kept the game close. The Lady Warriors led 27-25 at the end of three.
Savage opened the fourth with a basket plus a free throw. Burrton added a basket but Schroeder and Wedel each had a 2-point score to make the PBHS lead, 34-27. Each team took turns at the free-throw line late in the contest, but PBHS earned the win, 40-37. Savage had a basket and five free throws in the final period. Wedel had three points. Schroeder had a basket and Woodruff had a free throw.
Savage had 15 points in the game, Wedel 9, Schroeder and Woodruff 6 each, and Methvin and Noble each had 2.