Peabody-Burns High School boys’ basketball team was on the road for two games this past week and the result was a loss and a victory.
The Warriors fell to Sedgwick Feb. 3, 61-46, but were victorious Friday against Little River, 53-21.
The team will next play at home against Canton-Galva and then will travel to Inman.
Neither offense shot well in the early minutes of the contest. Sedgwick made several trips to the free-throw line with no results.
At the six-minute mark, the Cardinals got on the board with a free throw.
Sean Jones opened the Warrior scoring with a basket with five minutes, 36 seconds on the clock.
Jacob Simmonds added two free throws and a basket, and the PBHS lead was, 6-3.
Sedgwick came back with a three-pointer and the game was tied at six with less than two minutes to play in the first quarter.
A basket by the Cardinals gave the 8-6 lead to Sedgwick. With 45 seconds left in the period, Caleb Hilliard banked in a three-pointer, as the Warriors led, 9-8, at the end of the first quarter.
Early in the second quarter, a Cardinal free throw, followed by a basket, put the Warriors behind by two.
Simmonds responded with a basket plus a foul and Jake Middleton got on the board with a bucket.
Aaron Topham added two points after the Cardinals cut the PBHS lead again to one.
A Sedgwick three-pointer then tied the game at 16 with three minutes left in the half.
The final minutes of the second quarter were filled with whistles and the result was a three-point edge, 23-20, for the Cardinals at the half.
Hilliard added a basket and a free throw in the final three minutes and Jones had a free throw.
Topham added a free throw to the first half total and the Warriors were down, 23-21, in the early seconds of the third quarter.
Sedgwick then added a quick seven points and the Warriors found themselves trailing in the third quarter by nine with 4:47 on the clock.
Scoring slowed down for the PBHS squad the remainder of the period.
Jones added two free throws and a basket on a steal followed by a layup.
Brian O’Neal had a free throw as Topham put in a basket and a free throw.
Sedgwick added 12 in the last four minutes of the third and the Warriors trailed, 42-29.
Conditions improved slightly for the PBHS offense early in the fourth.
Topham and Middleton combined for nine to close the gap to 47-38. It was as close as the Warriors would get for the remainder of the contest.
Two points each by Simmonds, Jones, Middleton, and Brian Wingert brought the Warrior total to 46.
Sedgwick added 14 more to seal the victory.
Jones led the team with 12 rebounds. Simmonds had 10.
Aaron Topham, 11; Jacob Simmonds, 9; Sean Jones, 9; Jake Middleton, 8; Caleb
A very productive first quarter Friday against Little River netted the Warriors 20 points.
Middleton and Topham shared the scoring lead with seven points each. Simmonds added four and O’Neal had a basket.
The PBHS defense held the Redskins to nine. The first quarter went to the Warriors, 20-9.
Good offensive production continued for PBHS in the second.
Hilliard led the way with eight points, Topham had five, and O’Neal added two.
Again, the Warrior offense did the job and held Little River to six points. PBHS had a 20-point lead at the half, 35-15.
The Warriors continued to dominate in the second half.
Little River managed only six points in the second half.
PBHS added 18 for the 32-point victory.
Simmonds led with seven points in the second half. Jones put in six and Wingert had three. Derek Price rounded out the scoring with a bucket.
Aaron Topham, 12; Jacob Simmonds, 11; Caleb Hilliard, 8; Jake Middleton, 7; Sean Jones, 6; Brian O’Neal, 3; Brain Wingert, 3; Derek Price, 2.