Peabody-Burns Warrior basketball closed the regular season with an exciting senior night match-up against Centre.
PBHS trailed throughout the first half, came back to take the third quarter edge, but lost in the final seconds 63-60. Centre led 11-7 at the end of the first quarter. For PBHS, Braxton Kyle had four. Garret Schroeder and Xavier Jabary each added two.
Second quarter production was strong. Centre had 22 but PBHS dumped in 17. PBHS trailed 33-25 at the half. Vince Newman led with five, including a trey. Kyle and Jabary combined for eight. Schroeder added two. Junior Edmondson got on the board with two.
Swirling PBHS defense slowed the Centre offense to only eight in the third. Warrior offense, led by 10 from Kyle, added 19 in the quarter. Jabary had four and Newman put in another trey. Schroeder recorded two points. With 2 minutes, 30 seconds left in the quarter, a two from Kyle made it all even at 39. Jabary added a two for the 41-39 lead. Centre got a two, but Newman drained a three at the buzzer. The Warriors led 44-41 at the end of the period.
The three-point game loomed large in the final quarter. Twelve of Centre’s 22 points came from beyond the arc. PBHS had two treys from Newman and a trey from Gibson. PBHS led by as many as 10 in the quarter, but Centre came back to tie and take the lead in the final minute of the contest. With Centre up by three with 6 seconds left in the competition, the tying three-point attempt missed the mark and PBHS lost 63-60.
Kyle, 18; Newman, 16; Jabary, 12; Schroeder, 7; Edmondson, 4; and Gibson, 3.