PBHS boys finish 12-10 years ago

Staff writer

The Peabody-Burns High School boys' basketball ended Friday night with a defeat in second-round action of 2A sub-state play.

PBHS defeated Wabaunsee 52-44 Feb. 25 at home but lost to St. Mary's at Alma in the second round, 71-55.

The Warriors end the season with a 12-10 record.

PBHS came out strong against Wabaunsee and led 13-7 at the end of the first quarter.

Duane Unruh led the Warriors scoring with six points.

Trevor Hamm added four and Adam Benson had two.

Nathan Bishop contributed a free throw.

The offense slowed in the second, but the Warriors outscored the Chargers by one and took a seven-point lead, 21-14, at the half.

Bishop, Benson, Hamm, and Jacob Simmonds each had a basket in the quarter.

Wabaunsee came out strong in the third and chipped away at the Warriors lead, before erasing it all together.

The Chargers took the lead 29-28 with one minute left in the third quarter.

PBHS responded with seven unanswered points in the final minute of the period, and led 35-29 going into the fourth quarter.

Bishop and Unruh each had two three-point baskets in the third, while Jake Middleton added two points.

Seventeen PBHS points in the fourth gave the Warriors the first-round victory against Wabaunsee, 52-44.

Hamm paced the team with six points.

Simmonds added four from the free-throw line, while Benson had three, and Unruh and Middleton each added a basket.


Duane Unruh, 14; Jacob Simmonds, 12; Nathan Bishop, nine; Adam Benson, seven; Trevor Hamm, six; Jake Middleton, four.

St. Mary's

St. Mary's took the early lead in a rough, fast-paced first quarter in second round sub-state action.

PBHS pulled to within three at 9-6 at the six minute mark.

The Bears went on a scoring run and led by as many as 10 with three minutes left in the period.

PBHS managed to cut the Bears lead to five at 20-15 by the end of the quarter.

Middleton led the Warriors scoring with seven points.

Bishop and Unruh each had four points.

The Warriors struggled against the Bears' assault in the second.

Offensive and defensive rebounds and clock management by St. Mary's gave the Bears a big edge in the period.

The Warriors managed only seven points while the Bears added 20.

St. Mary's took an 18-point lead, 40-22 ,at the half.

Middleton, Unruh, and Aaron Topham each had two points. Hamm added a free throw.

PBHS picked up the offense in the third and added 15 points.

The Bears added 14 but the gap was still 17, 54-37, at the end of the third.

Bishop led with five points. Simmonds had four and Middleton, Unruh, and Hamm each added a basket.

PBHS could not chip into the Bears lead even with good fourth-quarter scoring.

St. Mary's ended the Warriors season 71-55.

Bishop had eight in the last period. Unruh and Hamm each added four points, and Isaac Burnett contributed two.


Nathan Bishop, 17; Duane Unruh, 12; Jake Middleton, 11; Trevor Hamm, seven; Jacob Simmonds, four; Aaron Topham, two; Isaac Burnett, two.