Peabody-Burns girls fall short against Eagles
Poor 1st half spoils bid at first win
If only the Peabody High School girls’ basketball team could’ve done more in the first half Friday against Elyria Christian, the Warriors might have finally picked up their first win.
It wasn’t to be, though, as the Eagles’ 18-10 halftime lead was the difference in the outcome, surviving a 32-24 scare.
The loss dropped the Warriors to 0-17 in one of their best outings of the year.
The Warriors’ duo of Anna Eldridge and Mya Winter supplied all but two of their 24 points, with Eldridge finishing with a game-high 12, and Winter with 10.
Kaete Johnson furnished the Warriors’ other two points in the first quarter.
Peabody was hanging on to a 6-5 lead after the first quarter, but could only manage two of its eight field goals in the second quarter.
Elyria shook off the slow start for a 13-4 run, eventually putting the Warriors in a hole too deep to climb out of and the 18-10 lead at halftime.
Eldridge scored seven of her 12 points the third quarter, including the Warriors’ some three, again aiding Peabody-Burns in outscoring the Eagles 9-6 for the quarter.
The Eagles still clung to a 24-19 lead heading into the final stretch.
Elyria only hit 4-for-11 from the free throw line, but it was enough to keep stretching the lead and outscore the Warriors, 8-5.
Peabody went 5-for-8 from the line, including 3-of-5 in the fourth quarter.
Boys stumble against Elyria Christian
Peabody-Burns boys took another difficult loss Friday, falling 59-36 at home against Elyria Christian.
Despite the margin of defeat, the Warriors kept the score close through the first half. Peabody-Burns trailed 17-15 after the first 1:30 of the second quarter before the Eagles went on a 13-0 run.
Even after that, Peabody-Burns fought back, scoring five straight in their own right near the end of the first half.
They couldn’t close the gap in the second half, and eventually took the 59-36 defeat.
The loss dropped the Warriors to 4-13 for the season.
Following senior night Tuesday at home against Solomon, the Warriors travel to Canton-Galva Friday.
Last modified Feb. 12, 2020