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Warriors pluck Eagles, extinguish Heat

Staff writer

The Peabody-Burns Warriors basketball team shot down the Elyria Eagles Friday night 62-41.

“We just jumped on them from the beginning,” coach Caleb Good said. “We rebounded well, ran the floor well, and threw a lot of different things at them.”

The Warriors were firing on all cylinders during the first half. They scored 26 points to the Eagle’s 11 in the first quarter, and augmented their lead to 47-20 by halftime.

“Our guys just played well as a team,” Good said. “They were looking for each other out on the floor. There were several times where one of our players had a shot but passed it off to another player who had a better shot.”

With a sizable lead, the Warriors turned off their press and coasted through the second half. They scored 19 more points to Elyria’s 21, bringing Peabody-Burns’s record to 5-5 this season.

“We took the chance to rotate in nine of our players and run some defenses we don’t normally get to do,” Good said. “It was good team win.”

Vince Newman lead the team in scoring with 18, followed by Kornelius Skotaam with 16, and Braxton Kyle with 14.

Rural Vista

The Warriors came back from a 12 point deficit in the first half to overcome Rural Vista in the second half and win 60-53 Tuesday at Centre’s basketball tournament.

Good said the team was “very balanced again.”

Skotaam made 20 points to claim the top scoring spot for the Warriors.

They take the court against Salina Sacred Heart Friday At Centre.

Time is to be announced.

Last modified Jan. 21, 2015

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