Both Peabody-Burns basketball teams felt the heat Friday night as the Warriors lost to Rural Vista in their first games after the holiday vacation.
Warriors boys lost 64-23, while the lady Warriors lost 36-16.
The boys fell behind early, and trailed 17-4 when Jayton Scott rebounded a 3-point miss by Chance Elliot and scored, making the score 17-6.
Rural Vista reeled off 7 more points before Scott scored on another putback to make the halftime score 24-8.
Rural Vista opened the third quarter with a 23-8 run. The Warriors got a momentary lift when Austin Reynolds grabbed a missed free throw and passed to Elliot, who sunk a 3-pointer, making the score 47-19.
Rural Vista closed out the game on a 17-4, making the final score 64-23.
Although the Warriors lost, coach Caleb Good felt the team performed well.
“We defended pretty well, and we executed on offense,” Good said. “We just had problems getting the ball in the hole.”
Good said he was happy with the team’s attitude throughout the game.
“We could have rolled over and died or started getting upset with each other but we didn’t,” Good said. “We fought to the end and I thought that was a big step into preparing us for this week’s games.”
The Warriors face Wakefield on Friday at home, and Good said the team is preparing for another tough game.
“Wakefield’s always well coached, so we’re going to have another battle on our hands,” Good said, “but if we can just continue to do things the right way and work as team, that’s where our focus is.”
Peabody-Burns girls also lost to the Heat on Friday, 36-16.
The first half of the game of the game was Rural Vista’s, but the Warriors quickly picked up the pace and scored more points in the second half.
In the fourth quarter, Mallory Harris shot the ball and missed, but the ball was quickly recovered by the Warriors. Nicole Sanders then made a 3-point shot, bringing the score 36-14.
Mallory Harris dropped in the Warriors’ final basket of the 36-16 loss.
Tori Pickens led scoring with 7 points, and Mallory Harris scored 5.
Peabody-Burns boys basketball defeated Herington 52-40 on Tuesday.
Coach Caleb Good said the win gives the team momentum for Friday’s home game against Wakefield.
“I was very happy with how we played as far as defense,” Good said. “We made things very difficult for them and our team defense and rotation, along with our box shots, were very, very good.”
Peabody-Burns girls lost to the Railers 31-23.
Tori Pickens led scoring with 10 points.