Warriors defeat Eagles; lose to Teutons
Peabody-Burns High School boys' basketball team earned a victory and a loss this past week.
The Warriors defeated Canton-Galva 55-33 Thursday, but lost Friday on homecoming night 70-52 to Inman.
The squad is 9-8 and will be on the road this week with games at Hutch Trinity and Ell-Saline.
The Eagles scored first in the Thursday match-up and took the early three-point lead.
The Warriors came back to tie the game at three and the lead changed seven times before the Warriors claimed the edge at the buzzer 16-15.
Trevor Hamm paced the team with four points. Adam Benson and Duane Unruh added three each, while Nathan Bishop, Jacob Simmonds and Andrew Loucks each had a basket.
The Warrior offense exploded in the second with the addition of 21 points.
Unruh benefited from assists from team members and racked up 10 points in the quarter.
Benson followed with six points. Jake Middleton added a three-point basket and Aaron Topham had a basket.
The Eagle offense had a good quarter with 18 points, but the gap at the half favored PBHS, 37-33.
Middleton opened the third quarter with a big three-point basket and the Warrior offense responded with 12 more points in the third.
Unruh had six points, Hamm added four, and Benson put in a basket.
The Warrior defense held Canton-Galva to eight, and the PBHS lead was nine at the end of the third, 52-41.
Eight of the PBHS 18 points in the fourth came from the free-throw line.
Unruh had five points in the final period, and Loucks added four.
Topham had three, and Benson and Simmonds each had two.
Bishop and Hamm each contributed a free throw.
Duane Unruh, 24; Adam Benson, 13; Trevor Hamm, nine; Jake Middleton, six; Andrew Loucks, six; Aaron Topham, five; Jacob Simmonds, four; Nathan Bishop, three.
The Warrior offense jumped out to a seven-point lead, 11-4, in the first period against the Tuetons.
The lead disappeared when Inman was able to take advantage of crucial turnovers by the PBHS squad.
The Teutons led by a basket at the end of the first, 13-11.
Unruh put in four in the quarter, Bishop had three, and Hamm and Middleton each added two points.
The contest remained close in the second.
Inman took a four-point lead with four minutes left in the period but the Warriors closed to within one at the buzzer, 23-22.
Simmonds led the quarter with four points.
Middleton had three while Unruh and Hamm each added a basket.
Halftime adjustments by Inman and a frigid Warrior offense made for a long second half.
With only nine points in the third and two points in the fourth, the Warrior one-point deficit at the half became a 22-point loss.
Middleton led the half scoring with five. Bishop, Simmonds, and Loucks each had a basket.
Jake Middleton, 10; Duane Unruh, six; Jacob Simmonds, six; Nathan Bishop, five; Trevor Hamm, four; Andrew Loucks, two.