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Warriors catch fire at homecoming

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The crowd was on its feet Friday night during the Peabody-Burns boys’ game against Canton-Galva, where the Warriors came away with a 70-69 homecoming win.

The girls team, although losing to the Eagles 50-27, showed marked improvement from earlier season games.

Boys

Peabody-Burns trailed Canton-Galva 18-12 at the end of the first quarter.

The Warriors turned it on in the second quarter with 30 points, compared to the Eagles 12.

It was a quarter of three pointers — Philip Young and Jake Parks had one each and Rocco Weerts had two.

The team did better on freethrows, scoring 6-of-8 from the line.

In the third quarter, the Warriors outscored the Eagles 17-13. Canton-Galva players wasn’t giving up.

The teams stayed locked into overtime and it was tied 69-69 in overtime play with less than a minute to go.

A foul brought freshman Philip Young to the line, where he sank the winning point. Peabody-Burns held on for a 70-69 win.

Scoring summary: Rocco Weerts, 23; Philip Young, 14; Jack Parks, 13; Noal Reynolds, 7; Caleb Vancuren, 7; Tyler Entz, 6.

Girls

The Peabody-Burns girls suffered another loss Friday, but the team’s performance was greatly improved with extra time off, coach Travis Schafer said.

“A couple days off practice for snow days sure helped,” he said. “They got rested up.”

The Warriors had the early lead and held the Eagles 5-4 at the end of the first quarter.

With solid pressure and 22 points from Canton-Galva in the second quarter, Peabody-Burns trailed 27-12 at the half.

The team played hard, probably better than at any game this year, Schafer said.

“We played very well. I was very proud of them,” Schafer said. “We did a lot of things very well.”

The Warriors struggled with turnovers and missed rebounds, but they took more shots than in previous games.

“We crashed the boards really well,” he said. “Took a lot of good shots, took a couple bad shots but we’re learning.”

Although they suffered a loss, Schafer feels optimistic for the girls.

“After a game like this, it makes them excited for next year,” he said. “Hopefully, they get out and work on some things this summer.”

Scoring summary: Skylre Stucky, 12; Mya Winter, 7; Sarah Spencer, 6; McKayla Hauck, 2.

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