Lady Warriors drop two at pre-season tourney
Low shooting percentages plagued the Peabody-Burns High School Lady Warriors once again in both contests this past week.
Competing in the Mid-Kansas Classic, PBHS lost on the road to Pretty Prairie, 39-20, and at home to Oxford, 31-30.
The third match-up against Berean Academy was postponed to due inclement weather, and is rescheduled for a 5 p.m. start Saturday.
Both offenses were sluggish in the first period of the Pretty Prairie contest. Danielle Savage scored the only points for the Lady Warriors, and they trailed 10-2.
Second quarter offense was still slow, but the team scored six.
Rebecca Morris had four points, and Traylee Woodruff scored two.
The Lady Bulldogs added nine, and led 18-9 at the half.
Tabitha O'Neal opened the third with a basket on an assist from Jessica Gillet.
Gillet got on the board in the third with six points.
Pretty Prairie added eight, and the Warriors trailed 27-16 heading into the final quarter.
Bayleigh Clark and Julie Wedel each scored a basket in the fourth, but PBHS fell by 19.
Gillet, six; Morris, four; Clark, two; Savage, two; O'Neal, two; Woodruff, two; Wedel, two.
Morris and Gillet each scored a basket early against Oxford, and Savage scored as well, but the Lady Warriors were down 9-6 after one.
Gillet hit two jump shots from the field in the second, but the rest of the points scored came from the free-throw line.
Morris and Savage each had two free throws, and Wedel hit one.
Oxford added 10 points and kept the lead, 19-15, at the half.
PBHS defense held Oxford to four in the third period, but the Lady Warriors scored just five.
Wedel and Woodruff each added a basket in the third, and Savage had a free throw.
PBHS trailed 23-20.
Ten points came from the PBHS squad in the fourth, and they took a five-point lead late in the fourth.
Three-for-10 shooting from the free-throw line in the second half, was not good enough to sustain the lead, as Oxford came back to win by one.
Savage had six points in the fourth, and Gillet and Woodruff each scored a basket.
Savage, 11; Gillet, eight; Morris, four; Woodruff, four; Wedel, three.