Lady Warriors lose two to start the new year
Peabody-Burns High School Lady Warriors played tough Friday against Bennington but lost the first post-holiday effort, 43-38.
Bennington took an early 6-0 lead in the first, but the Lady Warriors came back with a 9-2 run, and led by one at the end of the quarter.
Bayleigh Clark and Traylee Woodruff controlled the ball to get through the Bulldog press to give the offense a chance to score in the first.
Jessica Gillet paced the team with four points, Danielle Savage and Julie Wedel each had two points, and Woodruff had a free throw.
PBHS shut down the Lady Bulldogs in the second, holding them to just four points.
The Lady Warrior offense came up with 11 points to take a 20-12 lead at the half.
Rebecca Morris found the hoop with a trey and a basket to lead the team with five.
Tabitha O'Neal and Wedel each had a basket, and Savage nailed two free throws.
Bennington found its offense in the third quarter and scored 19.
PBHS scored 12, and the its lead was cut to one at 32-31.
Savage had six points, Wedel and Clark two, and Morris and Gillet each had one.
Lady Bulldog pressure in the fourth rattled the PBHS squad, as it managed just six points.
Bennington took the lead in the fourth, but PBHS fought back to within two late in the contest.
The Lady Bulldogs held off the surge to win the game by five.
Woodruff and Clark each had a basket, while Morris and Gillet had one free throw each.
Danielle Savage, 10; Rebecca Morris, seven; Julie Wedel, six; Jessica Gillet, six; Bayleigh Clark, four.
The Berean Academy Lady Warriors proved too much Saturday for PBHS in the final game of the Pretty Prairie tournament at Berean.
PBHS fell 49-25.
Berean jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Jessica Gillet scored the only basket for PBHS, and it trailed 21-2 at the end of the first period.
Berean continued to play well in the second and led 31-6 at the half.
Clark scored the only second-quarter basket for PBHS, and Morris got on the board with two free throws.
Berean would go on to win by 24, as Morris added four points in the second half.
Clark and Savage each had two and Gillet added a free throw.
Rebecca Morris, six; Bayleigh Clark, four; Jessica Gillet, three; Danielle Savage, two.