Warriors loses two
Warrior basketball suffered two more losses this past week, when the Peabody-Burns High School boys' team fell to Goessel and Moundridge.
Goessel claimed a victory Jan. 8 against PBHS, 60-51.
Friday, Moundridge came away with the victory, 54-41.
With a 3-5 record overall, the team will compete this week in the Burrton Tournament.
PBHS claimed the early lead at Goessel opening with an 8-0 run.
Goessel came back to take the lead 14-13 late in the first period, but a three-pointer by Aaron Topham put the Warriors back on top at the buzzer.
Adam Benson and Topham led the quarter scoring with five points each.
Duane Unruh had four, and Trevor Hamm added a basket.
The Warrior defense held the Bluebirds to 12 points in the second quarter while the offense put up 15.
Jacob Simmonds had seven in the period. Benson added five, and Topham had three. The Warriors led at the half, 31-26.
PBHS struggled in the third, managing only eight points.
Topham had four and Hamm and Benson each added a basket.
Goessel made three baskets from three-point range and came away with a total of 15 third-quarter points.
PBHS was down by a basket 41-39 at the end of the period.
Warrior foul trouble led to 10 of the 19 Bluebird points in the fourth quarter.
The Warriors managed only 12 points in the fourth and fell 60-51.
Simmonds led with eight in the last period.
Nathan Bishop scored three, and Unruh had a free throw.
Simmonds, 15; Benson, 12; Topham, 12; Unruh, five; Hamm, four; Bishop, three.
Offense was slow in the Moundridge game with just six points generated by each team in the first quarter.
Bishop, Andrew Loucks, and Simmonds each had a basket for the Warriors. The game was even at six at the end of the period.
The PBHS defense had trouble with the baseline attack of the Wildcats and Moundridge took an eight-point lead at the half, 19-11.
The only Warrior score in the quarter was a basket by Unruh and a three-pointer by Bishop.
While the scoring was better in the third, the gap at the end of three was nine points, 37-28.
Trevor Hamm had six points in the quarter. Topham had five, while Simmonds, Bishop, and Unruh each had a basket.
Moundridge added 17 in the fourth, 15 from the free-throw line.
PBHS eventually lost, 54-41.
Fourth quarter baskets were made by Alex Bengtsson, Unruh, Bishop, and Simmonds.
Bishop, 12; Unruh, six; Hamm, six; Simmonds, six; Topham, five; Bengtsson, four; Loucks, two.