Peabody-Burns High School boys’ basketball team placed two more victories in the scorebook this past week with a win against Remington Jan. 6 at home, 66-50, and a triumph at Bennington Friday, 47-40.
The squad has a record of 7-1 and will play this week at home against Goessel and Moundridge.
Remington scored first with a three-pointer, but PBHS answered with two baskets, one from Aaron Topham and one from Martin Hofkamp.
Remington challenged the Warriors every trip down the court and the score favored Remington, 16-14, with 40 seconds left in the period.
Sean Jones put two free throws on the board late in the period and the game was even at 16 at the buzzer.
Topham led the team with eight points in the first. Hofkamp had four and Jacob Simmonds and Jones had two each.
The PBHS offense went wild in the second with the addition of 18 points.
Caleb Hilliard paced the team with two three-pointers. Jones and Simmonds had four points each and Hofkamp and Topham each had two.
The defense held the Broncos to nine and PBHS had a nine-point edge at the half, 34-25.
Remington closed the gap to five early in the third, but the PBHS offense continued to roll throughout the second half and added 32 points.
Topham led the second-half scoring for PBHS with 12.
Simmonds and Brian Wingert added six each and Jones and Brian O’Neal each had four. The Broncos added 25, but PBHS took the victory by 16.
Topham had 22 points and Simmonds had 12. Simmonds had 14 rebounds and O’Neal added nine.
Aaron Topham, 22; Jacob Simmonds, 12; Sean Jones, 10; Brian Wingert, 6; Caleb Hilliard, 6; Martin Hofkamp, 6; Brian O’Neal, 4.
The Warriors were in control of the game in the first quarter.
At the end of the first quarter, they led 15-10. Thirteen points came from Simmonds and Hofkamp chipped in two.
Bennington came back to challenge the Warriors in the second.
The Warrior offense only had six points in the period while Bennington came up with 14.
PBHS was down 24-21 at the half. Simmonds, Hilliard, and O’Neal each had two points in the second quarter.
In the third, Bennington scored 10 and PBHS put up 13.
The score was even at the end of the quarter. A 34-all tie took the teams to the final period of the game.
O’Neal led the third with five points. Tophan had four and Wingert and Simmonds each had two.
The PBHS defense held Bennington to only six points in the fourth while the Warrior offense put in 13 points. PBHS took the victory, 47-40.
Jacob Simmonds, 18; Aaron Topham, 10; Brian O’Neal, 9; Martin Hofkamp, 4; Caleb Hilliard, 2; Sean Jones, 2; Brian Wingert, 2.