The Peabody-Burns High School Warriors boys’ basketball team had a home loss against White City and a road win at Wakefield. The team was defeated by the Huskies on Jan. 10, 58-35. They came back to get a Friday win over the Bombers of Wakefield, 61-47.
Up next is a trip to Centre for action in the Cougar Classic.
White City 58, PBHS 35
White City scored the first 2 of the contest. Hunter Pickens countered for the PBHS squad. Another White City basket followed, but Matt Hiebert tied the game at 4 with a 2.
Hiebert gave the Warriors the lead with a trey but a Huskie basket cut the lead to 1, 7-6. Hiebert again drained a trey and PBHS led, 10-6, with 4 minutes, 40 seconds left in the quarter. White City regained the lead, 12-10, with three 2-point baskets. Hiebert tied the game once more time with a 2, but the opponent added a 2 and a 3 before the end of the period.
The Huskies had the edge 17-12 at the end of the first quarter.
Four points from White City opened the second quarter. An Austin Savage 3-pointer cut the Huskies’ lead to 7, but another 4 points from the opponent made the gap 27-15 late in the period. Wes Shaw had a 2 with one minute to go. White City put in one more basket and led PBHS, 29-17, at the half.
The Huskies outscored the Warriors 29-18 in the second half of the contest. Hiebert led with 7 in the half. Brody Kyle and Seth Topham each got on the board with 4. Christian Gard added a basket, and Pickens scored one free throw. PBHS lost to White City, 58-35.
Hiebert led the team with 17 points. Topham had 9 rebounds in the contest. Hiebert and Kyle each had 7.
Hiebert, 17; Topham, 4; Kyle, 4; Savage, 3; Pickens, 3; Shaw, 2; Gard, 2.
PBHS 61, Wakefield 47
Both offenses scored 15 in the first quarter. Hiebert had 6 points. Gard put in a trey. Kyle added 2, and Pickens contributed a free throw.
Wakefield outscored PBHS 15-9 in the second quarter. Topham had 5, all from the free-throw line. Shaw added a basket and a free throw. Savage had one free throw. The Bombers led, 27-21, at halftime.
The Warriors’ offense had the slight edge in the third quarter with 13 points. The Huskies added 12 and still had the 39-34 lead going into the fourth quarter.
PBHS scoring exploded in the final period with the addition of 27 points. Savage added 9 in the fourth. Hiebert and Pickens each dumped in 7. Kyle and Topham added 2 each. The PBHS defense held the Bombers to 8. PBHS came from behind to take the win, 61-47.
Savage led with 20 points. Hiebert had 13. Topham had 10 rebounds. Savage grabbed 9, and Pickens and Kyle each had 8.