The Peabody-Burns boys’ basketball team endured two more losses this past week. On Feb. 12, the team was defeated in a close game, 62-60, by Little River. Friday they lost at Moundridge, 65-22. PBHS ended the regular season Tuesday at Hope.
Little River offense took an early 6-0 lead in the senior night contest. Austin Savage put the PBHS squad on the board with a 3-pointer with 5 minutes, 40 seconds on the clock. A nine-point surge by Little River was halted by a steal and lay-up from Braxton Kyle. Seth Topham got on the board with a 2-point basket but Little River scored another three.
Another Kyle steal ended with a two from Christian Gard. Gard added another two points with less than a minute to play. Little River added one more try in the period. Savage scored a two at the buzzer. PBHS was down, 19-14, at the end of the first quarter.
The Warriors held Little River to 12 points while PBHS offense closed the gap with 16. Savage led the quarter scoring with six points. Kyle scored four. Tommy Morris, Xavier Jabary, and Hunter Pickens each added two. PBHS trailed, 31-30, at halftime.
Little River outsoared the Warriors, 15-13, in the third quarter. With less than a minute to play, PBHS got within a point on a steal from Kyle. He then dished an assist to Morris for a basket. Little River added a 2-pointer before the buzzer to lead the Warriors, 46-43. Savage paced the squad with five points in the period. Garret Schroeder, Topham, Jabary, and Morris each added 2.
Savage had the first two points in the fourth. A basket from Pickens gave the Warriors their first lead of the contest with 6:30 left in the final period. The lead changed five times before the Warriors built a six-point edge, 60-54, late in the quarter. With less than 45 seconds in the game, a Warrior foul sent Little River to the line for two foul shots. The Redskins tied the game at 60. PBHS could not score late but Little River added two more from the foul line.
Savage led the Warriors in scoring with 24 points. Morris was second with eight and Topham added seven.