Boys continue to win

Staff writer

The Peabody-Burns High School Warrior basketball team is now 14-2 with two recent wins at home.

The Warriors defeated Sedgwick, 41-30, Tuesday and the team conquered Little River 60-28, in a Friday matchup.

The teams will play at Canton-Galva and then face Inman on homecoming.

Sedgwick

Sedgwick scored first but Jacob Simmonds answered with a 2-pointer and a free throw. The Cardinals added a free throw to tie the score at 3. Sedgwick then took a 3-point advantage with 4 minutes, 48 seconds left in the first period. Martin Hofkamp got on the board with a basket, and two free throws from Simmonds gave the PBHS squad a 1-point edge, 7-6. Simmonds did the remainder of the Warrior scoring in the quarter, adding four. Sedgwick added a basket with one minute left to play. PBHS led, 11-8, at the end of the first period.

The second quarter opened with a PBHS 2 from a Brian O’Neal steal, followed by a layup. Hofkamp added a quick 4, followed by a Simmonds free throw. PBHS led, 18-8, with 4:16 left in the half. Sedgwick put in 2 free throws, but PBHS remained in the lead at the end of the second period, 18-10.

Sedgwick opened the third quarter with a 2 but Simmonds answered with a 2. The Cardinals shaved 4 points from the lead with two baskets, but O’Neal came up with a 2 with 3:22 left in the period. Sedgwick came as close as 3, 22-19, with 2:35 on the clock, but a basket each from Aaron Topham and Simmonds kept the gap at 5, 26-21, at the end of the quarter.

Hofkamp had two baskets in the fourth period and Topham and Burnett each had one, but free throws became the story at the close of the contest. Simmonds had three from the charity stripe, O’Neal had two because of a technical on the Cardinal bench, and Topham contributed 2 points. PBHS defeated Sedgwick, 41-30.

Simmonds led the Warrior scoring with 17, Hofkamp had 10, O’Neal and Topham 6 each, and Burnett 2.

Little River

PBHS offense controlled the game early. Topham made a 3-pointer to open and Simmonds had a steal followed by a layup to take the 5-2 lead. PBHS had the 10-point edge at the end of the period. Topham led the scoring with 9, Simmonds had 4, and Hofkamp 2.

Two points each from Simmonds, Sean Jones, O’Neal, Topham, and Hofkamp added 10 to the PBHS total in the second period. The Redskins had 9 in the quarter but the Warriors lead was 11, 25-14, at the half.

PBHS offense ran away with the contest in the third quarter. With 22 points on offense, the Warriors built a 47-26 lead at the end of the period. Topham had 8 in the third, O’Neal 6, and Simmonds and Hofkamp each had 4.

The Warriors scored 13 in the third quarter and held Little River to 2 points. Brody Kyle and Hofkamp each had 4 in the period. Simmonds had three free throws. Derek Price had two free throws. The Warriors took the win, 60-28.

Topham had 19 in the victory, Simmonds 13, Hofkamp 12, O’Neal 8, Kyle 4, and Jones and Price 2 each.