Peabody-Burns basketball teams compete in Marion Classic
Peabody-Burns Warriors played at the Marion Classic this week and lost their three contests.
In their first game of the tournament, the lady Warriors lost 40-25 to the Eureka Tornadoes.
Katy Benson led the team in points, having scored 11 points, 7 of which were free throws.
Anna Lubbers and Cheyene Shaw also scored 5 points each. Jory Rives also scored two points.
Against Berean Academy, PBHS were blown out 44-4.
Cheyene Shaw made two points during the game, while Katy Benson scored two free throws.
Peabody-Burns played its best game of the tournament Saturday against Belle Plaine.
The Warriors ended the first half behind 22-10, but won the second half. The 23-15 run brought the final score to 37-33.
Head coach Scott Bauer said that as the tournament went on, he could see the different ways his team was improving.
“As these games progressed, many of my younger players gained confidence on both defense and offense,” Bauer said. “I also was able to see our veteran players step up and take leadership in key situations. We tripled our shot attempts from Game One to Game Three and our aggressiveness on rebounds followed the same pattern.”
The Warriors may have lost their three games in the Marion Classic, but Bauer expressed his satisfaction in the team’s growth.
“We set many small goals at the beginning of the tournament,” Bauer said. “At the end, we met those goals.”
Bauer also said the tournament was a good way for the team to be exposed to new teams.
“We were able to see a variety of teams we won’t come across during our league play,” Bauer said. “This experience is critical for team development and individual skill development as we progress.”
The Warriors will travel to Berean Academy on Friday.
The Peabody-Burns boys’ basketball team placed sixth at the Marion Classic tournament last weekend.
The Warriors first faced the Eureka Tornadoes, and lost 72-17.
Austin Reynolds scored 5 points during the game, three of which were free throws. Clayton Philpott and Chance Elliot scored four each.
Against Berean Academy, the boys lost 55-27.
Cody Partridge led the team in that game with nine points, while Reynolds scored 6.
Bryant Young and Derik Newman both scored 3 points, while Philpott, Elliot, and Paul Baatrup each scored 2.
Peabody-Burns faced off against the Marion Warriors on Saturday for their last game, losing 53-30, and taking sixth place in the six-team tournament.
Reynolds scored 13 points for the final game. Partridge and Philpott scored 4, and Jayton Scott scored 3.
Austin Purk, Tyler Entz, and Eliot also scored 2 points each.
Head coach Caleb Good said that while there were very good teams at the tournament, being the only 1A school caused the deck to be stacked against them.
“We put together a couple of pretty good halves,” Good said. “Unfortunately, we were not consistent enough for four quarters of any one game.”
Although they placed last, Good was proud of the team as a whole.
“I was very proud of our energy and effort level,” Good said. “We fought hard and stuck together as a team. That is not easy to do when things don’t go your way. We have a very resilient group of guys.”
Peabody-Burns will play at Berean Academy on Friday.