Peabody-Burns High School forward Brandee Burnett hit the winning 3-pointer for the Warrior girls with under a minute to play Tuesday against Marion in Marion. PBHS won the game, 31-25.
Burnett lined up the shot with an assist from teammate Paige Lewis, who secured the rebound following a helpful tip from center Rayna Barnes. The PBHS defense then forced Marion guard Katey Ehrlich to dribble out of bounds. Burnett hit three free throws to ice the victory. She was the high scorer for the Warriors with 12 points. She also had 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, and the championship belt the team manager awards the best player for Peabody-Burns.
“Last game, I didn’t play well,” Burnett said. “I felt like I had to step up tonight.”
Although she shot 4-for-15, Barnes added 8 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 blocked shots. Burnett said Barnes was playing with a heavy heart after her grandfather passed away Monday. Lewis had 6 points and 8 rebounds.
The PBHS boys’ team lost 80-42. The Warriors committed 25 turnovers, allowing Marion to compile 21 steals. Christian Gard and Tommy Morris were the top scorers for PBHS with 9 points each. Braxton Kyle had 9 rebounds.