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Warriors suffer heartbreaking loss

The search for a first victory continues for the Peabody-Burns High School girls’ basketball team, after tumbling in all three of this past week’s games. 

The Warriors started the week February 11, dropping a 40-39 heart-wrencher to the Solomon Gorillas. 

The Chase County Bulldogs were simply too much for the Warriors to handle Thursday night in Peabody-Burns, prevailing 77-30. 

The Canton-Galva Eagles spoiled Valentine’s Day on Friday, dealing the visiting Warriors a 53-23 loss, dropping Peabody-Burns to 0-20 on the season. 

The Warriors got balanced scoring with 9 players getting in the scorebook, but 4 points was the best Peabody-Burns could do on a 22 percent shooting night off 9-for-41.

The trio of Anne Eldridge, Kaete Johnson, and Hadlye Clark combined for 12 with four points each. 

The Eagles took command early, racing to a 13-3 lead after the first quarter, and a 29-9 score at the break with Peabody-Burns trying to get the lid off the basket. 

That never happened until the Warriors were out of striking distance, mustering a mere 1-for-14 the first quarter and a 3-for-22 first half. 

The Warriors couldn’t succeed in removing the lead the third quarter, either, connecting on 2-of-11, leaving Peabody-Burns in a 48-15 jam to start the fourth quarter. 

Peabody-Burns’ best shooting quarter, 4-for-8, was too little, too late as the Eagles had long since mailed the victory in. 

No reports were available for Peabody-Burns boys upon request, but they have had a string of close losses recently.

The Warriors lost 67-55 in their final home game Feb. 11 against Solomon, and 59-51 Thursday at Chase County. The boys stood at 4-16 headed into Tuesday’s regular-season finale at Elyria Christian, which was a 41-31 loss.

Substate for boys and girls will begin Monday.

Last modified Feb. 20, 2020