After defeating Rural Vista 60-53, the Warriors went on to take fourth place losing two hard-fought games to Salina Sacred Heart 81-32 on Friday and Wakefield 61-49 on Saturday.
“Sacred Heart jumped on us early and never looked back,” coach Caleb Good said. “We turned the ball over a few times and they had run-outs that proved to be lay ups on the other end.”
The Warriors were down 25-5 at the end of the first quarter and never recovered. At halftime the deficit was 35-17, and at the beginning of the fourth quarter third it was 69-29.
Good said he was proud of his team for fighting hard right down to the buzzer.
Kornelius Skotaam lead the team in scoring with 7 points followed by Nicholas Preheim and Kaden Gibson with 6 points each.
The Warriors went toe-to-toe with Wakefield in ending the first quarter only 2 points behind, 13-11.
“We had a couple defensive breakdowns and turnovers in the second quarter that allowed Wakefield to go into the half up by 11,” Good said.
At the beginning of the third quarter, the score was 30-19.
Though the Warriors had some minor runs in the second half, Wakefield answered, keeping Peabody-Burns at bay by at least 7 points throughout the second half.
“Again we fought hard, but just had too many breakdowns and inconsistent plays to push through for the win,” Good said.
Skotaam led the Warriors in scoring again with 15 points, Vince Newman followed with 13, and Junior Edmondson had 9.
Peabody-Burns plays Solomon next at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Solomon.