It was a tough week on the court for Peabody-Burns High School girls’ basketball team. They were defeated Feb. 17 by Hutch Trinity, 53-29, and again Friday, losing to Ell-Salina, 56-34.
The Lady Warriors will finish regular season play with a road game at Berean Academy and the move to sub-state competition.
PBHS took an early lead on a trey from Julie Wedel. Hutch Trinity answered with two threes and the score favored the Lady Celtics, 6-3, with six minutes left in the first quarter. Danielle Savage scored next for PBHS and Stephanie Rempel put in two free throws. With two baskets, Hutch Trinity maintained a slight edge on the Lady Warriors, 7-8. PBHS offense took the lead 12-10 on a free throw and two baskets by Savage with 1:20 left in the period. Hutch Trinity came back to tie the game at 12 but Wedel closed the quarter with her second trey of the contest to give the Lady Warriors the three-point edge at the buzzer.
The game remained close early in the second. Hutch Trinity took the lead, 17-15, but Rempel put in a two to make the game even at 17-17 with five minutes on the clock. The Lady Celtics then went on a 14-point run. PBHS had only a basket from Savage in the final minutes of the second period. Hutch Trinity claimed the lead, 31-19, at the half.
Wedel scored a third trey to open the second half of the contest. Unfortunately, the only other Lady Warrior points came from Rempel with two free throws. Meanwhile, the Lady Celtics dumped in 22 points in the quarter. The score favored Hutch Trinity 53-24 at the end of the third period.
Point production slowed in the fourth. PBHS added five with two from Rempel, two from Bayleigh Clark, and a free throw by Wedel. PBHS lost the game, 60-29.
Wedel led the offense with 10 points. Rempel led the defense with nine rebounds. Traylee Woodruff had three assists.
Wedel had 10 points, Savage nine, Rempel, eight, and Clark two.
Ell-Saline scored the first four points of the competition. Woodruff scored a basket for PBHS that was followed by an Ell-Saline free throw. Savage and Michaela Methvin got on the board and the Lady Warriors took the one-point lead, 6-5. Ell-Saline again took a one-point lead with basket but Methvin gave the Lady Warriors the lead again, 8-7. Ell-Saline regained the lead with two baskets but Savage with assists from Methvin and Woodruff scored twice, to give PBHS the advantage of 12-11 with less than two minutes to play. Ell-Saline scored again but Methvin answered once more for the Lady Warriors. Ell-Saline then added a two and a trey to take the four-point lead at the end of the first quarter, 18-14.
PBHS offense slowed in the second. Clark and Savage each had a basket, Rempel added a free throw, and Wedel came up with a trey late in the period. Ell-Saline added 15 and the gap was 11 at the half, 33-22.
Twenty points for the Ell-Saline squad made it difficult for the Lady Warriors to try to close the gap in the third. PBHS offense scored only eight and the Lady Warriors trailed, 53-30, at the end of the quarter. Wedel and Clark each had a three-pointer and Savage had a basket.
Methvin and Felecia Pohlman each added a basket in the fourth. Ell-Saline put in three.
Savage led with 10 points and seven rebounds. Clark had seven points and four assists. Methvin and Woodruff each had two steals.