Scoring seemed to be a problem for both Peabody-Burns’s boys and girls teams during the weekend, as they went a combined 0-4 at the Centre Cougar Classic tournament.
Peabody-Burns girls dropped games to Elyria Christian and Wakefield.
Elyria started the game with a full court press that shut down Peabody-Burns, creating numerous turnovers that led to scores and boosting them to a 19-5 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Peabody Burns stepped up the defense in the second quarter, holding the Eagles to just 8 points. The Warriors still struggled to find the hoop and only put up 6, 4 of which came on buckets by Anna Lubbers and Tori Pickens.
The scoring woes continued in the third quarter where Mallory Harris scored the only 2 PBHS points of the quarter.
Peabody-Burns finally turned it around in the fourth, scoring 11 led by Harris’s two 3’s. However, it wasn’t enough to overcome the early deficit, as the Warriors lost 36-24.
Much like against Elyria, the girls had a hard time scoring early against Wakefield, but the Bombers had the same problem. Neither team scored in the first 3 minutes. Mallory Harris and Anna Lubbers were the only PBHS first-quarter scorers. But the defense stepped up and at the end of the first Wakefield was up just 5-4.
Two late 3’s by Sydney Hodges and Mallory Harris kept the game in their sights, as it was 18-12 at halftime.
In the third quarter, the Lady Warriors got just 6 points, from Lubbers, Pickens, and Hodges, as Wakefield extended its lead to 9 with the score 27-18.
Anna Lubbers scored the only basket for Peabody-Burns in the fourth, giving her 7 points total to lead the team, but it wasn’t enough.
The boys’ first quarter against Wakefield showed an even match up, as Peabody-Burns had 4 players score 10 points, but they allowed 13 from the opposition.
In the second quarter, Peabody Burns slowed down and put up just 4 points, coming from Reynolds with 3 and Elliot with 1. Wakefield was up 21-14 at half.
To start the third, Wakefield looked good, but Peabody Burns answered and ended the period down 31-24 as Reynolds racked up another 6 points.
The fourth quarter was hard fought, but Wakefield won 47-34 despite Reynolds’s 15-point performance.
Herington stuck with the boys through the first as both teams ended the quarter with 8 points, as Derik Newman scored half of PBHS’s points.
The second quarter was still even play but Reynolds’s last bucket kept Peabody-Burns up 17-15 at the half.
Three points by Jayton Scott and Chance Elliot is all the Warriors could put up in the third, giving Herington the lead 24-20.
The 4th quarter started off big for Herington with three consecutive 3’s, which was enough to keep the Reynolds- lead Warriors down, with the Railers winning 40-28.