Warrior basketball continues to thrive with two more victories this past week.
Peabody-Burns High School Warriors defeated Remington, 59-41, Jan. 5 and then went on to defeat Bennington, 54-45, on Friday.
The team is now 7-1 and will face Goessel and Moundridge.
Brian O’Neal opened the game against Remington with a free throw. He quickly added two points. Martin Hofkamp also added a basket and the Warriors took an early 5-0 lead. Remington came back to tie the game at the four minute mark and then took the two-point advantage, 7-5.
A PBHS basket by Sean Jones tied it all at seven, but the Broncos again took the two-point edge with three minutes left in the quarter. Hofkamp added two to tie it at nine, but Remington again added a two and led by two, 11-9.
Storm Pickens hit a shot late in the period and the score was again tied, 11-11. Hofkamp led the quarter scoring with four. O’Neal had three. Pickens and Jones each had two.
O’Neal opened the second quarter with a trey and then added a 2-point basket. Jacob Simmonds added two and the Warriors led by seven, 18-11, with 4:33 left in the period. Aaron Topham and Hofkamp each added two points and O’Neal added another trey. A Remington 3-point basket at the buzzer cut the Warrior advantage, but PBHS led, 25-21, at the half.
O’Neal paced the quarter scoring with eight. Simmonds, Topham, and Hofkamp each had two.
The first four points in the third quarter again went to O’Neal. The PBHS defense held the Broncos to seven points in the period but Warrior offense added 16 and PBHS led, 41-28, at the end of the quarter.
Simmonds and Topham shared the top spot with six each and O’Neal added four.
Pickens scored the first four of the 18 PBHS points in the fourth quarter. The Broncos had 13. Simmonds had five points in the fourth. O’Neal and Pickens added four each. Topham and Hofkamp had two free throws each and Derek Price had one.
The Warriors took the win, 59-41.
O’Neal had 19 points in the contest. Simmonds scored 13 and Topham had 10. Hofkamp added a total of eight and Pickens earned six. Jones added two and Price had a free throw.
Simmonds led the defense with 14 rebounds and seven steals. Hofkamp had 12 rebounds and O’Neal had seven.
PBHS offense took a huge 13-point lead in the first quarter against the Bulldogs. Bennington came up with five. The Warriors had the advantage at the end of the period, 17-5.
Simmonds and Jones each had six in the quarter. O’Neal had three and Pickens had two.
The scoring advantage went to the Bulldogs in the second quarter with the addition of 14 points but PBHS still led at the half, 25-19. O’Neal led with four, all from the line. Simmonds had two from the line and Topham added a basket.
Simmonds and Topham combined for four in the early minutes of the third quarter to make the score, 29-23. The Bulldogs answered with six points and briefly took the lead, 30-29. The score remained tight in the final three minutes of the third, but the PBHS squad had a one-point edge at the end of the period, 36-35.
Topham led the team with five points. Simmonds had four, and Hofkamp added two.
The Broncos took an early one-point advantage in the fourth, but a basket by Hofkamp put the Warriors back on top, 38-37. PBHS offense did not trail again and continued to take advantage of scoring opportunities in the fourth to defeat the Broncos, 54-45. Simmonds paced the quarter scoring with eight. Topham added six. Hofkamp had two and O’Neal contributed two free throws.
Simmonds topped the scoring with 20 points. Topham added 13 and O’Neal had nine.
Jones added six for the contest and Hofkamp had four. Pickens scored two.
Hofkamp led the defense with 12 rebounds and five steals. Simmonds had nine rebounds and nine steals.