Peabody-Burns basketball struggles in Cougar Classic
Victories weren’t possible during the Peabody-Burns basketball teams’ run in Centre’s Cougar Classic.
The two went winless, wrapping up the tournament Thursday in eighth place.
In girls’ action, the Warriors were defeated by another batch of Warriors for the second time this year with Marion prevailing, 67-22.
The boys were very close to a second win, but it was not to be with Herington outlasting the Warriors in the seventh-place game, 55-52.
The Warriors will return to Centre again Friday.
Peabody-Burns got balanced scoring against Marion, but nine more turnovers than the Warriors’ point total was too much to overcome in their 11th loss.
The Warriors had an improved 11-point first quarter, however, Marion was never threatened, limiting Peabody-Burns to 19 first-half points.
The game spun out of control the second half with Peabody-Burns mustering just three points.
“We have to get tougher,” Peabody-Burns’ coach Travis Schafer said. “We need to change our mind set, especially when there’s pressure on us.
“We could have competed a little better, we continue to make the same mistakes we did at the first of the year. They rebounded pretty well, however, there were many lost opportunities with 31 turnovers.”
Mya Winter paced the Warriors’ scoring with 6 points and Skylre Stucky and Sydney Hodges combined for 10 with five each.
Marion’s duo of Michaela Regnier and Chloe Burkholder combined for 29 points with Regnier’s game-high 16.
Scoring summary : Hodges 5, McKayla Hauck 2, Winter 6, Kaete Johnson 4, Stucky 5.
Information for the Warrior boys’ contest with Herington was not provided.
The loss was the Warriors’ 11th of the year to stand at 1-11.