The Peabody-Burns High School Warriors basketball team lost the final game of the regular season at Hope. The team was defeated by the Lions, 61-54. PBHS played in sub-state competition Tuesday.
Hope 61, PBHS 54
Austin Savage scored the first basket of the contest. Hope answered with a 2. Savage scored again with an assist from Hunter Pickens. The Lions added another basket, but Pickens scored a trey and Hiebert put in a 2 plus a bonus point. PBHS led, 10-4, halfway through the quarter. Hope then went on an 8-point run and had the 2-point edge, 12-10, at the buzzer.
Brody Kyle tied the game with the first basket in the second quarter. Savage added 2 with a bonus point and PBHS was up, 15-12. A Lions’ basket plus a free throw tied the game at 15 with six minutes left on the clock. Savage put the team up by 2, but Hope answered with a 2 and took the lead, 19-17, with two free throws.
Hiebert added a basket to again tie the game, but the Lions added a basket for the 21-19 lead. A Christian Gard 3-point shot gave the PBHS squad the 22-21 lead, but Hope went to the hoop for two baskets and a free throw. PBHS trailed, 26-22, at halftime.
Savage opened the third with a 2-point basket. The Lions came back with a 2, but Pickens cut the Lion’s edge to 1, 28-27, with a trey. Hope then scored a basket and a free throw, but Savage added a basket to keep the Warriors within 2, 31-29. A Hope 6-point run made the score 37-29 before Wes Shaw got on the board with a 2. Hope added another basket, but Seth Topham added a free throw, as did Shaw. Hope had the 6-point lead, 39-33, at the end of three quarters.
Three Lions points made the gap 42-33 early in the fourth. Hiebert got on the board with 2 from the line. The Lions added 4 before Savage scored a trey. Late in the quarter Pickens scored 2 from the line, and PBHS got as close as 5, 56-51. PBHS lost, 61-54. Hiebert led the quarter scoring with 14. Savage had 3. Pickens and Gard each added 2.
Results for the Warriors’ sub-state game Tuesday against Chase County were not available before press time.
Hiebert, 19; Savage, 16; Pickens, 8; Gard, 5; Shaw, 3; Kyle, 2; and Topham, 1.