Warriors claim two home victories
The Peabody-Burns High School boys' basketball team was victorious in two home contests this past week.
The Warriors downed Canton-Galva Jan. 22, 93-61, and Friday they defeated Remington, 58-56.
Up next are two home contests with Sedgwick and Little River.
PBHS took control early in the Canton-Galva game with an explosion of 27 first-quarter points.
Duane Unruh put up 10 and Nathan Bishop added seven.
Jacob Simmonds scored four points and Aaron Topham put in three.
Adam Benson added a basket and Alex Bengtsson contributed a free throw.
PBHS defense held the Eagles to 16 and led by 11 at the end of the first quarter.
PBHS continued to score well in the second with the addition of 20 points.
Simmonds had seven and Unruh put in six.
Hamm had four and Benson added a three-point basket.
Canton-Galva added only 12, and the Warrior lead was 19 at the half, 47-28.
The Warriors scored 26 in the third but the Eagles came back with 24 of their own.
The margin at the end of three was 21, 73-52.
Hamm and Unruh each had eight in the quarter. Benson put in six. Bishop and Simmonds each had two points.
The Warrior offense continued to roll in the final period, adding 20 more points.
Unruh and Bengtsson each had six in the fourth. Benson added four, and Bishop and Topham each had two points.
Duane Unruh, 30; Adam Benson, 15; Jacob Simmonds, 13; Trevor Hamm, 12; Nathan Bishop, 11; Alex Bengtsson, seven; Aaron Topham, five.
First-quarter Warrior scoring was slow in the Remington contest. With only five points, PBHS trailed 17-5 at the end of the period.
Bishop had a three-point basket and Hamm had two points.
PBHS offense came alive in the second with the addition of 21 points.
Simmonds led with seven. Bishop put in six, Benson had four, and Unruh and Bengtsson each added a basket.
PBHS defense held the Broncos to 14 and the Remington lead was cut to five at 31-26.
The Warriors continued to grind away at the Bronco lead in the third.
PBHS got the advantage in points, outscoring Remington 14-12.
Hamm had the hot hand and scored 10. Simmonds and Topham each added a basket. Three points separated the teams at the end of the third, 43-40 in favor of Remington.
The Warriors tied the game at 51 on a Bishop three-point basket with three minutes left in the contest.
A Bronco technical put the Warriors in the lead with Unruh adding two free throws.
Unruh remained solid from the free-throw line, making five more.
Remington made a half-court three at the buzzer, but the Warriors got the comeback victory, 58-56.
Unruh had nine in the fourth. Hamm added four, while Bishop made three, and Benson two.
Trevor Hamm, 16; Nathan Bishop, 12; Duane Unruh, 11; Jacob Simmonds, nine; Adam Benson, six; Aaron Topham, two; Alex Bengtsson, two.